The Return of the Outlaw

 

 
The Return Of The Outlaw
 
Through these rugged valleys and misty peaks 
Across snow bound prairies and stoney creeks
The sound of a horse echoes so crystal clear
A lone stranger on a pale horse soon appears
 
 
This outlaw has somehow made his way back
Wearing his signature trench coat and hat
Recognised by many who's paths he has crossed 
Those that are here and those to time who are lost
 

Into small rural towns I slowly trotted into by myself 

My destination was unknown but always heading south
I'd stay for awhile then leave never idle for too long
Places where I liked but knew I just didn't belong
 
Trying to find what's been missing inside 
Searching merciless for the part of me that died 
All I ever wanted in life was peace and liberty
To vanquish and deal to an old time memory
 
A memory that just doesn't want to be found 
Ever changing in the wind from town to town 
I dreamt one day of finally catching it and laying it to rest
Or will I spend my days just roaming in the Wild West 
 
For now I've paid my dues and let sleeping dogs lie
Laid to rest my demon although apart of me had to die
Washing away the reflection of what use to be 
Holding onto old memories got the best of me 
 
 
So as I trot back into town and tie up my stead
As I slowly hop off the saddle and tie the lead
I take a look around in this ole familiar place 
Where it's been a while since I've shown my face 
 
I walk through the swinging doors of the thoughts saloon
With my brim down I head to the nearest spittoon 
With the sound of spurs hitting the hardwood floor
I take a look around and see strangers I haven't seen before
 
Happy to see some familiar faces at the bar looking at me 
I tip my hat to those I call friends and those soon to be
I'm glad to be back now and see you all here
As I throw a fist full of dollar bills in the air
 
As I tell the bartender the next round of drinks is on me 
To all those loyal friends here the drinks all night will be free 
So as I pour me a tall glass of a cold dark beer
I wonder how's everyone been around here
 
 
 
 
 
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Comments (29)

  1. SEC

    well howdy stranger, I is now a grandmum

    April 26, 2016
  2. wonderwall79

    why hello my friend well its good to be back , how have you been? oh well from where im sitting from I think your’ll make an excellent grandmum congrats what a special time it must be for you

    April 26, 2016
    1. SEC

      we shall see as to the excellence. How were your adventures?

      April 26, 2016
      1. wonderwall79

        Hahah I have no doubt in my outlaw brain you’ll do just great
        Yes yes many adventures I’ve been down in the South Island trotting into every town possible
        Mother Nature sure holds some beatiful things I will post some pictures as I’ve forgotten how to haha
        But it was the kind of adventure I needed

        April 26, 2016
        1. SEC

          Excellent, looking forward to being regaled with the story of them

          April 26, 2016
          1. wonderwall79

            April 26, 2016
  3. gramm

    I knew it was only a matter of time. Welcome back to the jungle!

    April 26, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Haha oh Gramm always my pleasure I’ve missed your humour how have you been?

      April 26, 2016
      1. gramm

        Just dandy, I’ve been. Did your departure have any type of “cleansing effect” on you? Did you suffer withdrawls? I hate to say it but I probably would. lol!

        April 27, 2016
        1. wonderwall79

          Lol that’s good news hahah well I will say even for an ole cowpoke I had withdrawals for the first part and often wondered how the thoughts posse was doing, but I needed to break free of my everyday life and get lost to get found haha if that makes sense at all

          April 27, 2016
          1. gramm

            You are very lucky to have the opportunity to do just that. I have to remain, stable, available and reliable every day of the week to care for the little tykes in my care. Someday, I will be free to roam a little further than my own back yard. And, if, when the time comes I can assure myself that I will find my way back, I may do just that. LOL!

            April 27, 2016
            1. wonderwall79

              Yes indeed I am, someone has to be responsible, stable and reliable, it sure the hell ain’t a cowpoke like me
              I hope you do get the chance.
              A person who does good deeds, succeeds
              Well for what it’s worth I think you deserve time off.!!
              I’d even give you my saddle and horse hahah I’d throw in a six shooter just in case you come across some idiots haha

              April 27, 2016
  4. macabre360

    Well partner I’m more than clad to belly up to the bar with you again. Haven’t had a good drink in some time now. Been strugglin’ with a dry spell myself these days. But I’ll tell ya Wonderwall, this piece of yours with your special touch does give me wings a favorable lift. Again.. good to see ya again kid.

    April 26, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Arghhhh blackbird indeed, we shall drink from the top shelf and forget life if only for awhile, it is good to see me ole friend in the sky, as I nod my brim in honour

      April 26, 2016
  5. belladora

    Long time, no see. Hope you have been well. Nice to have you back.

    April 26, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Welcome nice to hear from you as well, I’ve missed the colourful faces around here, also nice to get off the horse even if only for awhile haha
      How have you been friend?

      April 26, 2016
  6. tiggers

    so happy to see you back writing here and me too and you get to see Tiggers at her best

    April 26, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Me ole friend indeed its good to be back and hear from you it means a lot
      I can’t wait to see tiggers fire up the prairies

      April 26, 2016
      1. tiggers

        you always make me smile my friend Glad you are part of my life

        April 26, 2016
        1. wonderwall79

          Argh your most welcome and ditto my friend

          April 26, 2016
          1. tiggers

            April 27, 2016
  7. wirelessguru1

    Where have you been hiding?

    April 26, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Arghhh where have I been indeed
      I’ve been down in the South Island chasing old ghosts and luck behold a new job for the winter season.
      How’s God been I must admit I haven’t been praying of late

      April 26, 2016
      1. wirelessguru1

        I AM doing great as usual…and no need to pray.

        April 26, 2016
        1. wonderwall79

          Haha yes good to hear your doing great then again I didn’t expect anything less!!

          April 26, 2016
  8. cjb321

    So good to hear from you again.

    April 26, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Hi there ?thank you it is nice to be back around

      April 26, 2016
  9. morningafter7

    Wonderwall, I am more than happy to see you back ~ and what an excellent story poem (once again) to announce your arrival! Hey – I would share a cold, dark beer with you ANY DAY! I’m glad you had a safe journey, and I hope you found some of the things you were looking for.

    April 27, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      MA7 there is always a spot at any table I sit around for you, and if not I’ll pull out my six shooters and make room
      Your a kind soul and I’d share a beer with you anytime anywhere my friend
      I found some answers I was looking for thank you and for now and if only for now the prairies are quiet and peaceful
      Thank you my friend

      April 27, 2016