The Rope

The Rope

A Poem by angeleapaugh

THE ROPE

THIS TOWN SETS HERE ALONE
A MILLION MILES APART
FROM THE FUTURE THAT TOOK IT
NOW THE PAST IS IT'S HEART
THE TUMBLEWEED HERE
ROLLS AWAY FROM THIS TOWN
THE WIND CAPTURES IT
CARRIES IT BLOWS IT AROUND
YOUR ARE A LONE COWBOY
BUDDY WHERE ARE YOUR FRIENDS
IF YOUR RIDING ALONE
THAT'S WHEN THE TERROR BEGINS
FOR I'M A REAL STRONG ROPE
I AM MADE OF GOOD THREAD
I DO KNOW MY PURPOSE
AND I WANT YOU DEAD
THIS IS THE WILD WEST
YOU SHOULD NOT RIDE ALONE
THERE ARE SO MANY DANGERS
THAT ARE YET TO BE KNOWN
EYES LOOKING OUT WINDOWS
AS YOU TIE UP YOUR HORSE
YOU MUST REST FROM YOUR JOURNEY
DOWN A TANKARD OF COURSE
THE PIANO IT PLAYS
TO IT'S VERY OWN TUNES
AS YOU SET IN THE MIDDLE
OF THIS GHOST TOWN OF RUINS
THERE'S A TREE THAT HOLDS
A KNOTTED ROPE ON IT'S LIMB
THAT CALLS OUT TO THE TRAVELER
BECOMES THE MASTER OF HIM
FOR IT'S AN ENDLESS CYCLE
THAT CURSES THE ROPE OF GOOD THREAD
IT'S CAUGHT YOU AND TANGLED YOU
INTO  A GHOST TOWN OF DEAD
ANGELEA PAUGH

© 2017 angeleapaugh



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My horse will protect me. He’s jealous of strangers and fast with a gun... enjoyed this spine tingler :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


ooooo spooky scary :) the form hangs there like a rope says i! ..i read the town and the rope as metaphors for a woman scorned ..with only revenge and luring in the stranger in mind ... so dangerous and wicked even the tumble weeds run away ;) poor cowboy ...the poem leaves me with a question about him though ..whether he is guilty of something and deserves the rope ..or an innocent that should seek protection in numbers ...i am a big fan of Louise L'Amour stories so the ghost town and cowboy are instantly appealing...i had fun reading ;)enjoyed the story
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Very interesting. I can't help but to wonder if this cowboy came here knowing what awaited him.

Take care - Dave

Posted 11 Months Ago



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angeleapaugh
angeleapaugh

Smalltown, W.V., United States Minor Outlying Islands



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I love poetry. I write from the heart. I am a novice in a world of professionals. "Carry on my friend and i will do the same!" more..

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