Friday, October 23, 2009

With Love to Fritz and Tony

The music of the West ran through their veins,
Two cowboys future men would emulate -
One glittering, one rugged as the plains.

Tom Mix, with his charisma, was champagne,
Bill Hart was whisky, honest, strong, and straight;
The music of the West ran through their veins.

Both men were masters of the rope and reins;
Each dusty trail a cinch to navigate -
One glittering, one rugged as the plains.

Hart's focus was the "real" West, the pain
And hardships, struggles sometimes very great;
The music of the West ran through their veins.

Mix was the King of Cowboys! Flash and fame,
Glitz and action, never second-rate.
One glittering, one rugged as the plains.

WHen one thinks of the Western, both their names
are equal cause to pause and venerate;
The music of the West ran through their veins.
One glittering, one rugged as the plains.



William S Hart and Tom Mix

2 comments:

Mythical Monkey said...

You know, it's a rare work of art that both makes me think of Carl Jung's theory of duality and makes me want to watch the movies of Tom Mix and Bill Hart.

I like reading your work.

Avalon76 said...

What a lovely thing to say! Thank you. ^_^