The Scot named John Jarvie

The Scot named John Jarvie

was known by every soul

who lived within the boundary

of a place called Brown’s Hole.

 

Carefully and with time

he crafted a good life,

a business, a ranch, a family,

all with his devoted wife.

 

Look, look!

What a lucky man was he

that Scot named John Jarvie.

Living in a carved out dell

with his Pretty Little Nell.

 

Not a life for everyone,

but he was in his paradise.

It made for rough characters

that seemed to be the price.

 

Outlaws were welcomed friends –

because survival was the key.

Knowing when to stand and fight

and knowing when to let it be.

 

Look, look!

What a lucky man was he

that Scot named John Jarvie.

Living in a carved out dell

with his Pretty Little Nell.

 

The life that welcomed him

crumbled with expensive cost

when Pretty Little Nell

became sick and was lost.

 

Brown’s Hole played no favorites

when George Hood murdered the Scot

and didn’t stop him at all

or allow him to be caught.

 

Look, look!

See that sneaky man

with a devious plan.

Surely, that George Hood

did not do good.

 

Look, look!

He used to be so lucky

that Scot named John Jarvie.

Lived and died in a carved out dell

now reunited with his Pretty Little Nell.

© 2017 ck’s days

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2 thoughts on “The Scot named John Jarvie

  1. Thanks Rick! John was my great great grandpa. My wife and I named our first daughter Nellie after “pretty little Nell”.

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