Wyatt Earp – a poetic narrative – by Larry Beckett

Hi Gemma! I’m still fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wyatt Earp by Larry Beckett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While my first instinct was to rate this 3 out of 5, on reflection, I am now suggesting this may be a four star choice for a relatively small audience


Hard to know what to say about this its
difficult to follow at times and
rain falls here rarely enough

might be easier to understand if you
come to it knowing some the history
true or legend or who can say really does it
matter print dont always tell truth does it have to
might matter to the dead or the living

but how are we to know
this man knows the stories well
puts them together fun to recognize where a few
comes from
door squeaks open bird sings

what if you came to this cold but you
probably wouldn’t bother if you didn’t already
where are the women why are there women always left to be shadow only names allie and Mattie and kate they are just noses and mens wants

he mentions Jim the Masterson brother the world forgot they were born in Quebec

but the women still keep to their own devices sewing story secret

letmen tell theirs

some words put together are confounding mysterious sublime

moments that might get you to smile
characters that can get to feel like old dead
relatives or friends you wouldnt want to meet

should i keep this near or let it go
will it find another or perhaps a better home
in my head some other time

took time last night just was going to get started and
you spent hours with the lamp burning on didnt

some things draw you and leave you wondering how why

unsure if you admire
likely ill be a daisy





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2 thoughts on “Wyatt Earp – a poetic narrative – by Larry Beckett”

  1. VT your assurances are most kind
    And surely do not need to rhyme.
    I’m certain other readers care
    About you and your welfare.
    An intriguing review — readers who are open to poetry might want to look further into this book.

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