Kiss of Democracy Theatre I

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presents

THE LIVING LEGEND OF JESUSITA & PADRE GALLEGOS

by Cloyd Campfire

alias

Rawclyde

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El padre of
La Villa de
Albuquerque

Padre Gallegos
was he
was he

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Jesusita
mucha bonita
widowed & free

House-keeper
of Padre Gallegos
was she was she

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Together they lived
in thee adobe
labyrinthine rectory

And together
they lived happy
& comfortably

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Isolated &
surrounded by
wild hostility

Was the humble
a-crumble New Mexico
community

For
hundreds
of years

There were
only
folk cures

When Jesusita
took a
spoonful of one

She become beautiful
forever like the
rising & setting sun

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She never cried
she never died
now she do abide

In the world of
today ~ el diablo’s
delectable bride

Padre Gallegos
like everyone else
sooner or later died

Padre Gallegos though
his soul wouldn’t go
to el grande other side

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Now
he’s
a ghost

Still
serving
The Host

But most
of all
he haunts the trail

Of the eternal beauty
whom he loves
Jesusita his holy grail

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photos by Lilif Ilane

of

La Esmeralda

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day of the dead art courtesy of David Lozeau

http://www.davidlozeau.com

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About Rawclyde!

I have employed a few pen names throughout the years. Rawclyde with an exclamation mark (!) is the one too sticky to go away... Came of age at Crawford High, San Diego, CA ~ writing sports, a column, & playing football ~ graduated in '68... Attended SDSU for a couple years... Hit the road in a '56 Chevy milk-truck, a "studymobile," filling up notebooks & working as a laborer in the southwest... Practiced the genteel art of fiction for several years in my hometown... Enlisted in the U.S. Army ~ they made me a newsman in Hawaii ~ wrote another column for a while... Attended more courses at SDSU ~ studied novel writing with Professor Charlie Brashers... Sold books out of an '85 Ford one-ton van, a "book mule," in the desert... Did some writing in an old hotel in Prescott AZ... Have written & self-published 9 or so books ~ many of which are hiding out on the cyber highway...
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2 Responses to Kiss of Democracy Theatre I

  1. E.D. says:

    hi, nice to see you again on the blog.. thanks for visiting my blog.. eve

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