Read Poem: HERO AT THE BIJOU, by Floyd Stephen Alexander

WAITIN’ IN THE DARK
FOR THE ACTION TO START
COWBOYS
INDIANS
HORSES AND COWS
HEARIN’ NO CHEERS AND TAKIN’ NO BOWS
WHAT’S REAL TO ME UP ON THAT SCREEN
IS RINDIN’ HARD AND LIVIN’ CLEAN
HOPPY, ROY, AND MASKED AVENGER
I LOOK TO THEM FELLAS FOR MY PLEASURE

I’M A HERO AT THE BIJOU
OUT ON THE PLAINS
POPCORN AND SIX GUN AT MY SIDE
BEING THE GOOD GUY
FIGHTIN’ THE BAD
HI HO, SILVER AND AWAY I RIDE

A WHITE HAT WORN ON A DARK-SKIN MAN
MAY NOT BE SOMETHIN’ YOUR EYES CAN STAND
AIN’T MUCH LEFT IN THIS WORLD IT SEEMS
FOR A BOY LIKE ME TO MAKE HIS DREAMS
NO HARM IN THIS THAT I CAN SEE
NO HARM TO YOU
NO HARM TO ME

THE LIGHTS WILL SOON COME ON, I KNOW
AND THEN I’LL HAVE TO UP AND GO
AND JUST BEFORE I GO WALK OUT
I SEE THAT SIGN THEY TELL ABOUT
THE ONE THAT SAYS JUST WHO I AM
THAT NEVER WILL BECOME A MAN

WHAT WOULD I GIVE FOR JUST ONE DAY
TO SEE THIS HATE JUST GO AWAY
THEN I CAN SHOW WHAT’S IN MY HEART
AND FINALLY GET TO PLAY THE PART

I’M A HERO AT THE BIJOU
OUT ON THE PLAINS
POPCORN AND SIX GUN AT MY SIDE
SAVIN’ THE DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
FIGHTIN’ THE BAD GUY
AND WINNIN’THE WEST

Author: poetryfest

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