Born in Spokogee, named after a friend;
Hard times were on going,
And that was the trend.
No fancy cars to drive around, Only
Horse and buggy took him to town.
Two bits for a week of hard work,
Taught him to know what a penny was worth.
Witnessed a gunfight at the age of 4,
His ma and pa said you'll see no more;
They loaded the wagon with drygoods
they had bought, slapped the reins and
the horses began to trot.
He tried to look back to see what he could
His ma done told him, she didn't think
that he should. One man lay wounded, One
man lay dead in back of wagon with a
hole in his head. Daddy lived 'till the
ripe old age of 87; Went to live with his
parents in a place called Heaven.
Debra Lanette Rogers
This poem is about the gunfight at Spokogee, ok. in 1902.
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