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“The Ballad of Dangerous Duane” by Tarzana Joe

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I’ll tell you a tale of a man and a town

And the town’s tale I’m telling you first

But it don’t matter much

Cause to tell you the truth

Both the man and the town have been cursed

It’s a great thing to live
Amongst people who give
Of corruption, there wasn’t a smidge
And the town got its name
From an afternoon rain
So they called the old place Rainbow Ridge

Then someone said, “Gold!”
As the story is told
And the people by riches were blinded
Then they dug and they poked
But the spirits they woke-ed
Were upset and malevolent-minded

Well, it may have been greed
But they didn’t take heed
And the taste of the hooch they were swiggin’
Made ’em go in too deep
And they started to weep
Stuck down in that hole they were diggin’

Well, they never returned
And you’d think we’d have learned
But gold has a hold over men
There are those who take pride
Out of takin’ that ride
And they do it again and again

There was one, name of Duane
Who kept taking that train
Said he didn’t give a darn about curses
Now, I know it’s quite late
So I’ll sum up his fate
Right here in a couple of verses

For the sake of these rhymes
Over 100 times
He defied every ghoul and each ghost
It’s a common mistake
Trying records to break
Which he does at behest of the host

Scared half out of his wits
Finally Duane called it quits
Though his teeth are now quite a bit looser
If he hadn’t said, “Whoa!”
Then the Hugh Hewitt Show
Would have had to go find a Producer.

All of Joe’s poetry is available at www.TrazanaJoe.Blogspot.com  Commissioned work can be explored by emailing him via TarzanaJoe@Reagan.com.

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