Trails West

August 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm (Poetry, western) (, , )

She came on a locomotive train from the East
Not knowing if the Wild West would be famine or feast
She was looking for a man to marry
And eastern men were so boring and bland
She wondered about those who for law and order did stand

But there were plenty of villains in the Wild West
Gunslingers who put others to the test
And marshalls and sheriffs could be quite corrupt
She started to wonder if she left the East too abrupt

Until she met Mister William Main
A man who scouted the western plain
He was a man of integrity and honour
Did not eat the guided like expedition Donner

So Ingrid and William were wed
Wild and passionate was their marriage bed
Ingrid felt glad that she had come west
For the man she landed was one of the best

-A Wild West narrative poem
Written by Christopher
Friday August 19th


  1. David Redpath said,

    Yes, that Donner–Reed Party
    got hungry indeed, Christopher.
    What some people will do
    for a good high protein feed πŸ–πŸ˜Ž

  2. Jessica said,

    Wah I love this poem! I sure miss a lot of post. Sigh. too many ads after the post 😦 I’m glad they didn’t interfere with the post.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Jessica. πŸ˜€

      Yes, WordPress seems to be going overboard with a lot of ads these days.

      • Jessica said,

        Same goes with YouTube and basically every website. It’s stressful. It’s so annoying sometimes there’s a video every 100 words πŸ˜‘ I’m glad most blogs aren’t like that. I’ll go crazy and spit fire πŸ™ƒπŸ€£

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Then you’d be able to audition for the role of a fire-breathing dragon in the proposed prequel to the series Game of Thrones. πŸ™ƒπŸ€£

      • Jessica said,

        No I’m horrible at acting. Besides I’m clumsy too so I might end up burning every one πŸ€£πŸ™ˆ

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes and a group of talking heads will sing Burning Down The House. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

      • Jessica said,

        Oh my god I can’t unsee it now! 🀣🀣🀣

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


  3. Hyperion said,

    A lovely light hearted poem my friend. What ends well is swell, er um, so they say.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes so they say, Daniel.

      Especially among young college English lit grads (whose tuition fees are being paid for by taxpayers thanks to Joe Biden) who are no longer required to take a course in Shakespeare to earn an English lit Degree at most colleges and universities in contemporary North America.

      • Hyperion said,

        Sad but true, my friend. Now all they have to do is attend a Pride Festival and do a book report.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, that about sums it up.

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