Poetry By Chuck



His smoking gun caused such a fuss
to those on the receiving end.
His actions always wrongly displayed
against foe or friend.
He married, yet, had no conception of
what being married means.
His kids bear his legacy,
a daily reminder of his deeds.

Yes! His name is famous
and known throughout the land.
Yes! His fame is from the gun
and its use to rob and steal.
In western attire from days long gone
..for some he does appeal.
He robbed trains and gentle folk,
never giving a square deal.

But, I find he has nothing
to help in this rhyme.
His memory is one of disgrace
 that doesn't fade over time.
There are some who say it isn't him
buried and covered in lime.
His family knows it is him,
 our sordid genetic line.
Author Notes:
Mothers Maiden Name "James"



Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw and the most famous member of the James-Younger gang. He became a figure of folklore after his death. He is sometimes labeled a gunfighter, mostly inaccurately.