'Old West' ~ an EWK 'Rodeo' Poe'em ••• (Photo from Pixabay)
• What is the 'Gunfighter's seat'? ••• : The 'Gunfighter's seat' was the chair in a public gathering place (a Tavern) that would be the best seat in the place to see the entryway, and the other occupants of the room. So that the cowboy (Gunfighter/Sheriff/Outlaw) could command the best defensive position for safety; should a gunfight or barfight occur. A Cowboy seated at this position could command the room & reduce his risk of being blindsided.
• What is a Rodeo? ••• : A Rodeo is a skills competition tradition of the American Cowboy. One feature of the competition is Bull-riding. Cowboys attempt to ride a bull for 8 seconds before being disqualified for touching the bull with their free hand, or especially for being thrown to the ground.
This experimental, new prototype and example poem is set on the primary requirement to have a pace of 8 syllables in mind within the 8 lines of verse. Hop on and give one a try!
• The 'Rodeo' poem format: (an EWK Original Poetic Prototype) ••• 1) themed by the spirit of the Old American West 2) 8 lines of 8 syllables each 3) each line begins with the last letter of the previous line 4) no beginning capital letters, lower-case throughout; except proper nouns will be capitalized 5) period punctuation at lines (4) & (8) 6) end-rhyme words not required ••• #RodeoPoem Welcome to add this tag to your own Rodeo poem!