Tales of Old - "Spilling the Beans"

Tales of Old - "Spilling the Beans"

A Poem by Diane Lockard
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Wild West, Granny was a desperado in tales of old...

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Granny was a snoop who "spilled the beans:"


Faces hidden, Granny, a desperado, big heist of gold


Joined an outlaw gang, says the tales of old


Shots from both sides ricochet, shouts rang


Panic ensued, "Get to the baggage car," splitting up the gang


Throwing a loop, jumping on the car, Virginia City bound.


Click, clack, the iron wheels of the train sound


No control, horse crowds his neighbor " a fiasco


Pinkerton men on board, just in from El Paso


Return fire, the pride of the rails without a scratch


Bodies fall; dressed in black, they met their match


Telegram " "Come to Dry Gulch in your travels."


With dour face, Hanging Judge bangs the gavel


Playback of crime, eye witnesses conferred


Twelfth man, jury of peers, guilty verdict for all but one, heard


Now, her tale is told, Granny drops seeds of cress for salad greens


Remembering the day she "spilled the beans…."

© 2016 Diane Lockard


Author's Note

Diane Lockard
The poem requires that the ten words underlined are featured in poem...

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I felt like reading a really American wild west story, it evolves with ease, nice rhythm, it's funny, a feel good poem, thank you. Good job on using these underlines words, I couldn't write from scratch. I kinda need to experience the words.


Posted 7 Years Ago


Awesome story telling, Diane...the selected words creating a perfect fit!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Diane Lockard

7 Years Ago

Thank you, I had a fun time writing it and am glad you enjoyed reading the poem.
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Added on July 4, 2016
Last Updated on October 13, 2016
Tags: Wild Wesi, desperado, tales of old, poetry

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Diane Lockard
Diane Lockard

Moroni, UT



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