Jack Helm: a lawless lawman

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Jack Helm was a racist S.O.B.

Who wore the grey and favored slavery.

He even did wrong

Over a Yankee song

That a black man whistled with bravery.


And when there was no Civil War,

You could find him with a star that he bore

In the great state of Texas

Where he hated the Mex’s,

And everyone else that’s for sure.


Helm got caught-up in the Sutton-Taylor feud;

The type of duty that befit his evil mood.

A prime instigator,

He was head regulator,

And the days he didn’t kill he’d sulk and brood.


His body count raised his reputation.

The Governor even gave him a new station.

But when deeds come to light

Causing citizen’s fright,

He’s sent back to DeWitt for the duration.


John Wesley Hardin was one of Helm’s foes:

A kin to the Taylor’s, or so the story goes.

Several times they met,

Their back-ups vented and wet,

Yet Hardin and Helm escaped the death throes.


But in eighteen-seventy-three, in the month of July,

The two evil rivals would have one more try.

Helm came from the rear,

Hardin turned with a sneer,

To blast Helm with buckshot: his day to die.


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5 thoughts on “Jack Helm: a lawless lawman

  1. alphajt July 15, 2017 / 10:15 am

    It’s been awhile since you’ve done one of these Old West poetry pieces. And I’ve missed seeing them. But it’s as excellent as ever, JW.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MC Clark July 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    It sounds as if both deserved to die…a badge doesn’t always make a good man. Well done, JW.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jwtatfbc July 16, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Hardin eventually developed a sudden case of lead poisoning, like most outlaws. And dying by lead bullets is a natural cause in that type of life. Very few lived to a ripe old age.

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      • MC Clark July 16, 2017 / 3:50 pm

        I’ve never heard of that–dying of lead poisoning from a bullet. You are a fountain of information, JW. 😊


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