If the Bird Could Talk (The Lone Ranger)

The-Lone-Ranger-Tonto and Crow bird
 

If The Bird Could Talk (The Lone Ranger)

By Donna M. Monnig

If The Bird Could Talk (The Lone Ranger)
 
If the bird could talk, what tales it could tell,
‘Bout Tonto, the Lone Ranger, and the horse as well.
 
It was Tonto, the ranger, a horse named Silver,
and the crow that no longer flew,
Riding across the plains in war paint and a mask,
gonna make some visions come true.
 
They were legends of the west that nobody could best,
if half the tales are true,
Tonto and the ranger, a horse named Silver,
and the crow that no longer flew.
 
The Lone Ranger's Horse Silver
 
If the bird could talk, what tales it could tell,
‘Bout Tonto, the Lone Ranger, and the horse as well.
But the bird was dead
so it never chirped a single word.
 
Crow and Tonto - The Lone Ranger  
 
Down Colby way is where they say
Butch Cavendish met his doom,
At the hands of a masked man, and an injun
who was crazier than a loon.
 
Tonto sang a sweet death song
as he watched the Wendigo die,
The Lone Ranger felt his vengeance ease,
and the bird let out a sigh.
 
If the bird could talk, what tales it could tell,
‘Bout Tonto, the Lone Ranger, and the horse as well.
But the bird was dead
so it never chirped a single word.
 
Lone ranger and Tonto walking
 
The Lone Ranger and Tonto made quite a team,
though each other they did despise,
But in the end they became good friends,
at least through legends’ eyes.
 
They staged bank robberies, crashed two trains,
and blew bridges down,
They saved the day in outlandish ways,
as they rode from town to town.
 
If the bird could talk, what tales it could tell,
‘Bout Tonto, the Lone Ranger, and the horse as well.
But the bird was dead
so it never chirped a single word.
 
Tonto on train - The Lone Ranger
 
They moved like shadows across the land
bringing outlaws to justice, it’s true,
But they discovered that sometimes, the
good guys have to be outlaws too.
 
Some folks said it was the ghost of Dan Reid,
but the truth they never knew,
About Tonto, the ranger, the horse named Silver,
and the crow that no longer flew.
 
The Lone Ranger movie
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
 
Oh, if the bird could talk, what tales it could tell,
‘Bout Tonto, the Lone Ranger, and the horse as well.
But the bird was dead so whatever it said,
only Tonto ever heard.
Crazy Crow - The Lone Ranger - Tonto and Bird
 ©Donna M. Monnig (Poem only, not the pictures)
 
This poem is more of a song, but I couldn’t resist re-writing the lyrics to Hoyt Axton’s “Della and the Dealer.” I, for one, would love to know what tales that bird could tell.

About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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3 Responses to If the Bird Could Talk (The Lone Ranger)

  1. PrayImagineCreate says:

    This kind of makes me want to watch the movie. :) Glad to see you posting again, Donna!!

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    • Thanks! You should watch the movie, it was hilarious (with Johnny Depp playing a Jack Sparrow inspired Tonto, how could it not be?). Though, I admit, it may not have been a very good “Lone Ranger” movie, but it was still a good movie in and of itself.
      Thanks for reading!
      God Bless,
      Donna

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      • PrayImagineCreate says:

        Ah, I see. Thanks for the warning! Now I’ll enjoy it more because I won’t be expecting an AMAZING remake (which are rare).

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