On a dirty street, in a western town back in time,  
 The gallows,

 He is the hangman, stands always still as the shadows 
 Drift with time.

 He is everywhere, face covered always in a mask of 

 Not a ruler  but he holds the authority to life and 

 A noose hovers, it sways with the wind, waiting for those 
 Who sin,
 You  didn't just break the law, the ultimate crime lived 
 In your mind.

 A life you did take, murder will get you a date with 
 The hangman,

 Many years ago when life was hard on the trail, guns an 
 Every day tool.

 When a man chooses the wrong road, decisions of criminal 
 Deeds will do him in,

 The hangman will watch as you climb the stairs, each  
 Step You will sweat.

 A choice you have made, time to pay, the hangman does 
 Have his day.
                                       Keith Garrett

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