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Old green sedan
Rusting away in the tall grass.
Far from prying eyes she was
Took a lifetime to find her.

Saddle-tramp leather chaps
Hang from a rawboned frame.
Weathered jawline
Comfortable with smiling
Peers out beneath the sun.

Skeletons are friends we never found
Dreaming of lush riverbanks
So far from home.

Dust on the horizon
Blacksmith's heart slicing the hardpan.
A tremble, a tremble
Gallops that engine
Of war.

(She looked at me across the veranda
Sitting there at Scarsdale Plantation
While the ladies played croquet on the South lawn
And she smiled...)

So long ago.

Collins and I
We ride out under that western sky
Rolling 'tween the purple sage and tumbleweeds
No one to ask us why

Green sedan
You purr for me.
Hula girl dancing on the dash
Beckons sweetly...promising everything.

Sundown in the distance falling
Sunglasses reflecting;
Radio is singing lullabies
Of lost hearts and moonlit gardens...
And Collins just smiles that reaper's grin
Men call him Black-Hand Spade.

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Hard miles borne of a temperament
Meant to burn steel and break hearts.
Johnny Walker and his cousins
Jim, Jack and Jose
Like to meet in 'tonks and roadhaunts;
Cutt'n heads just to watch 'em sway.

Spade knows 'em old backroads
Bettr 'n the back of his hand.
A rodeo Stetson and rundown boots
Carry the knuckles of bloody fame
From the Mason-Dixon to the Rio Grande.

Decided to hitch a ride with me
In my old green sedan.
Forever scented of time,
Of decades under lonely moons
And summer storms.

Dry-rot cowtowns
Shimmer in the heat.
We blow right by 'em
Let the dead stay asleep.

Ol' Spade and I
We like to fly
In my old green sedan.

This legend was inspired by this exemplary painting by :iconvarin-maeus:

And these ethereal tunes:… "Thick of It All" by Porno For Pyros.

And… "Wishing You Well" by Porno For Pyros.

Featured… by :iconmadameshadowenn:



EDIT: Whoa!! :omg: My 2nd DD? :faint: I'm blown away right now. Huge thanks to Beccalicious for the feature!!! :hug:    And many thanks to everyone who has favorited/or read this piece!!!

Just. Wow! :D 

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Given 2013-10-25
L-Inque Oct 25, 2013   Writer
This Kind of has the feel of Cowboy Poetry.  I love old cars, and this poem. 

Blacksand459 Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you so much! Yeah, I think the classic Old West cowboy aesthetic is cool, so I had that in mind when I composed this.


And of course, old cars are rad. B-) Especially the 30s to 50s era.


Thanks again for the complement!!

TheGalleryOfEve Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
Blacksand459 Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How sweet of you!! Thank you very much! :boogie:
congratulations on the DD! >w<
Blacksand459 Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
Blacksand459 Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Well thank you!!! :D I'm glad you liked it.

rlkirkland Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations. :party:
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