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  She Burned Vindication
by Sage Sweetwater
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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She Burned Vindication

preacher knelt
on the grassy bank
of the creek,

he washed
his dirty hands
in the cold water,
sin wouldn't come

red face, three-tine
eyebrows veering off
from his salt and pepper
graying temples, horns protruding
from his head stared back at him in the
reflection, bee sting swelled him with Lucifer's

she rode up
on her mare, turquoise
beads dripping from her long
dark hair,

The Sundance Wives
duplicate saddle, anointed
her bandana in the creek with
holy mountain water, down to hell
with him she pointed, watched him falter,

handed him
the wet bandana,
might want to wipe
the sweat away from
your forehead preacher
those members you planted
in the congregation are dead
set granite names on the tombstone,
forbidding appearance, thunder rolled,
lightning struck the tree limb, God made
it look gray and grim, took away the light,
called it dim,

sitting on
the barstool
in the saloon,
she looked at her
own reflection in the
mirror, an outlaw angel
with feathers on her gold
spurs, rowels of justice, ass
or mule, welt or burs whiskey
made it clearer,

branding iron
hot in her hand
she burned Vindication
on the side of churches
across the land, she pulled
the rope on the church bells
giving them all a turn, a bad-ass
firebrand lurches.

Copyright 6.3.2010 Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist

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Reviewed by Duke LaRance 8/10/2012
For some reason, when I click "Poetry" on your homepage, your most recent doesn't come up. I'm thinking that what does come up is meant to be read by me. Speaking of your homepage, what I see there never ceases to amaze...I greatly applaude your continuing assault on what is so rotten with must "religious" organizations ~ duke
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/5/2010
I love your story lines
and the adventures within them all
empowerment's ride hard and fast
the leather feels good too
and so do these reflections
Wearing Holsters Sling

Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/4/2010
Sage, this is original and unique material my friend -- I think you were branded with a creative iron -- and carry two six shooters to leave an impression that will never diminish - may peace and love be always with you my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/4/2010
Another chapter in this ongoing saga of the wild west, the preacher and the firebrand...well done
Reviewed by Debra Baker 6/4/2010
Sage an excellent write here....that tingles the soul reading it...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/4/2010
excellent telling of a sobering tale
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/3/2010
Interesting piece and I can only pray that the church will make great strides in ridding themselves of the bad seeds...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/3/2010
This is so cool! I get tingles reading your genius poems.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 6/3/2010
Excellently written.


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Sage Sweetwater

Dominga Rio of Cuero

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Madam Blaze Starr: Whiskey and Sagebrush Truth in Eights and Aces

Night of the Foal: The New Riders of the Purple Sage

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From The Convent to the Rawhide: The Saga of Sadie Cade and Vi Montana

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The Buckskin Skirt Oar Traveler

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Blue Corn Woman

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Stone Creek Woman

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  6. Two Roses Become One
  7. Love's Tenderness
  8. Harley Rider She Rang the Church Bell
  9. A Gun Bullets and Religion's Powder Burn
  10. Green Grass
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