The Justified Boys
Four farmer’s kids did their morning chores, met up, and wandered woods, fields, and streams until dinner bells.
Raylan, Arlo, Boyd, and Art dreamed music most nights. Some might think it was a shared mission sent from up above.
After harvest, each boy was given a small share of what was left after expenses. Raylan bought an electric guitar; Arlo, drum kit; Boyd, a keyboard; and Art, a banjo.
All that fall, through winter, and every fall and winter after, they practiced in Raylan’s barn.
Fifty years later, they are still playing watering holes and fairs in three counties.
“Justified” is a series I’ve been binge-watching for a couple of weeks. The characters in my story are names of characters on the show. None of them are musicians, but I wanted to pay tribute to them in a fun way. Here ya go, boys!
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