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Crystal Stevens
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Most of you know I dabble in cowboy poetry mainly writing poems about my horse experiences. "Second Thoughts" was rejected the first time around. I was learning to write poetry then and didn't understand the importance of meter or the difference between actual rhyming words and "near" rhymes. After some major rewriting, I decided to submit it again, and it was accepted.

You can find it here with my other poems: www.cowboypoetry.com/gingerkarns.htm

And here's the first two stanzas for your reading enjoyment:

Night’s soft breeze caressed my cheek.
I sat that fence alone.
Happy sounds came from the camp,
Though sadness set the tone.

No one knew where I had gone.
The moon’s glow swathed my back.
Night’s stark shadows bathed the ground,
My silhouette lay black.

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Congrats Crystal, way to go! I seem to remember someone at Baen's Bar who also writes cowboy poetry. Is that you or someone else?
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Sorry, it isn't me. www.cowboypoetry.com is the only site I've submitted to. Maybe I ought to think about widening my horizons [Wink] .
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Congratushoggoths.
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Oh, I meant somebody from the Baen's Bar forums had posted their own publication to this same website.
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