Dancing With The Devil

Jesse James liked to dance with the Devil
many a time for many a revel,
and folks thought him a hero who earned praise
as he danced with the Devil and Hell’s blaze.
Jesse took pride in his wild cowboy dance,
but could not see the flames snagging his pants
till it was too late, and no Bible quote
could snuff the flame rising up his long coat.
Still, folks fanned their hearth with tales of his crimes,
casting his shadow wide in bygone times,
but as a candle burning on each end
he lived fast, died fast, now smoke on the wind
that blackens the air for a moment more
before fading into Southern folklore.

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