WHEN KIDS PLAYED
COWBOYS & INDIANS
There was a time
when kids took turns
playing cowboys & indians . . .
with spurs and war paint,
bows with rubber arrows,
and holsters with cap guns
that shot straight and true.
We took turns being good guys and bad guys,
such innocent fun . . .
and what a thrill if we had boots and a hat,
or a holster with bullets
that said Buffalo Bill.
Those toys and relics, like these,
remind us when our backyards became
the wild west and "injuns" were behind every rock.
These keepsakes remind us of the 40s and 50s
when Buffalo Bill was in every hometown,
keeping law and order.