What They Didn’t Know (NaPoWriMo Day 9)

Picture is by By Nemetheger (Németh Zoltán) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Picture is by By Nemetheger (Németh Zoltán) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

What They Didn’t Know
By, Donna M. Monnig
 
The search continued at
the end of the track,
Sixteen tons of gold had
disappeared in the attack.
 
Geronimo would have
been easier to bring in,
Than the dancing girls
who had spiked the gin.
 
Fourteen men followed
them across the land,
But all they found was
endless, burning sand.
 
What they didn’t know
was the gold had been hid,
Destiny would’ve been different
if they’d thought to dig.
 

©Donna M. Monnig

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge was to write a poem constructed in part from five song titles chosen randomly by your playlist. I ended up using a few more than five titles for inspiration, and since my playlist consisted of a majority of country/western songs, I decided a western poem was appropriate.

The song titles were: The Search, Bring on the Dancing Girls, End of the Track, Sixteen Tons, Geronimo, Gold, Destiny, and Sand.

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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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