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Wanderin Man - Runnin From the Law - part V
by Richard Lee King

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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- Quoting the Wanderin Man, “Before movin on I told Steve that I planned to write a poem about his baby sister. I heard later that he done met his untimely end during a confrontation with another band a creeps who were involved in an operation kinda like the one that we took down by using Mary Ann’s information.

Though it’s too late fer him to gain any satisfaction from my words, I share this with ya in hopes that one day Mary Ann an Steve will receive the recognition they deserve fer the brave deeds they did.”

 

 
 
WANDERIN MAN
PART V
ODE TO MARY ANN
 
She saved a dozen lives,
maybe several dozens more,
but there’s no one left around
ta tally up the score.
 
It really doesn’t matter,
she wasn’t one fer keepin track,
but when the law was lackin,
she’d was there takin up the slack.
 
She was such a sweetheart
always tryin ta right a wrong.
That’s jist the kind a gal she was
deservin of her own song.
 
She took down an evil gang
with help from her big brother,
they’d been preying on innocents
turning them into bonded lovers.
 
Now there’s a dozen slime balls
no longer in the game
an dozens of enslaved ladies
enjoyin life again.
 
To me, she died a savior.
To her, it was just another case.
She’ll always be my hero,
but it was such a terrible waste.
 
Her life had so much meaning,
she had so much more ta give.
They say the good die young,
the world would profit had she lived.
 
“She saved a dozen lives,
maybe several dozens more,
but there’s no one left around
ta tally up the score.”
 
 
Copyright © 2011 Richard Lee King.  All Rights Reserved.
 
 
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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 4/2/2012
This is a ballad of a story you have told and it is powerful within my field of view. Excellent work.
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 4/2/2012
I hope this isn't the end of the Wanderin Man. I'm looking forward to more of his adventures.

Donna
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/2/2012
This is so well done, Richard!!! What a great way to tell a great story!!! Loved every one of them!
Anna
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/1/2012
Damn! My short-term memory has failed me again and I will have to go back and read the other installments to get the full gist of the story which was interesting up here, but I can't remember what Mary Ann did to save all those girls. It was a very good story–poem anyway.

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/31/2012
The young die young and it's a shame Mary Ann had to hit the dust. But that's life. Or rather death,



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