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It Seems My song Has Ended

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Gunslinger
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0 posted 04-18-2009 09:58 PM       View Profile for Gunslinger   Email Gunslinger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gunslinger


It seems my song has left me-
Inspiration’s spring run dry…
No urge to write remaining-
And I can’t but wonder, “Why?”

No desire to bring arenas-
From my past, again to life…
Nor immortalize my memories,
Of parents, kids, or wife…

Nor to paint the western deserts-
With a brush of lead, or ink-
As the palette of a sunset,
Waits for mortal eyes to drink.

No more trails with cattle lowing-
No more leather’s easy creak,
Nor immortalizing heroes,
Nor lamenting for the weak-

No more ghost towns shutters banging
As the desert wind blows cold-
My heart, just like my body-
May be growing weak, and old.

But I’m glad I had a passion-
First to live, and then to write…
My scribbles on the walls of time,
Before entering death’s night.

© Copyright 2009 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
critical mass
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1 posted 04-18-2009 10:19 PM       View Profile for critical mass   Email critical mass   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for critical mass

Really liked this.

Nice read.
Marchmadness
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since 09-16-2007
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2 posted 04-20-2009 04:13 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Sometimes I feel that way and then the desire to write returns. Maybe you just have writer's block.
                            Ida
Joe Houck
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3 posted 04-20-2009 04:19 AM       View Profile for Joe Houck   Email Joe Houck   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joe Houck

This is really good.

one of the poems I just posted is along the same lines as this.

The title was "If you never feel this way I question your title as poet"

you sir, are a poet.

Keep flying to the sun with these gargoyle wings.
Joe Houck

latearrival
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4 posted 04-20-2009 01:18 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

You have never written a thing that I did not enjoy reading. Maybe you can now spend the time to edit and publish. I know many would like to have a copy.  I would, latearrival
suthern
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5 posted 04-20-2009 05:35 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Sometimes, GS... there's just a pause in the verses... the melody carries on. I hope that yours does... for a long LONG time! *S*
Alison
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6 posted 04-22-2009 02:48 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

John,

I have followed your writing since I came to PiP a couple of years ago.  I have enjoyed your stories, tasted the dust, smelled the cattle and felt the bruises of the cowboys.  

Thank you.

Alison
sandgrain
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7 posted 04-22-2009 06:19 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Let's hope your yearning to write returns because we need to hear more after you have a rest.  This was great as long as it 's not true.

  Rae
Robert E. Jordan
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8 posted 04-22-2009 09:42 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Gunslinger,

You'll get over it pal.  The urge to write will return for you.

This one works well enough.

Bobby
LindsayP
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9 posted 04-22-2009 11:59 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


I have always enjoyed your poetry Gunslinger
And I enjoy this one as well. But don't

pull up stakes just yet, as using your PC
is a lot easier to use  than a saddle on a

bucking Bull. We want to read much more of your poetry so keep at it.

Lindsay
Midnitesun
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10 posted 04-23-2009 05:37 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Well done cowboy  poet! Your trail is filled with imagery and delighted all who read. Please, keep that cowboy paintbrush handy, dust off more songs!
Billie Cullimore
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11 posted 04-24-2009 03:22 PM       View Profile for Billie Cullimore   Email Billie Cullimore   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Billie Cullimore

Please don't go.  We need more of your kind. I so enjoyed this but felt a pang in my heart.  Rest but don't retire.


Billie C.
Rex
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12 posted 04-24-2009 04:11 PM       View Profile for Rex   Email Rex   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex's Home Page   View IP for Rex

Gunslinger....

Very well done. I can relate to this as well.  Keep it up.

Regards from Texas.
Earth Angel
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13 posted 04-24-2009 07:01 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Gunslinger, I understand the "song" ending from time to time ~ however, your closing line gave me pause for consideration!!!

I seriously hope that you are well ~ and that it is only your inkwell that is drying up!

I am tucking this away in my folder of poems by poets about writing poems!

Happy trails, Cowboy! Keep that pen of yours at the ready ~ you never know when or where ~ inspiration will get that ink flowing again!

Vaya con Dios!

EA

GBride
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14 posted 09-13-2009 02:39 PM       View Profile for GBride   Email GBride   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GBride

I was DELIGHTED  to read this poem. I sure hope more are comimg. meanwhile I'll read some of your older stuff.
 
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