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The Fiddler's Due

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Gunslinger
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TX, USA


0 posted 12-31-2010 11:47 PM       View Profile for Gunslinger   Email Gunslinger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gunslinger


I know all the truck stops, and those all-night diners,
On every Interstate, in this great land.
Iíve seen most the fairgrounds, and decent arenas.
Just part of the trade of a rodeo man.

Denverís real pretty, and Cheyenne is ugly.
I get claustrophobic in that Astrodome.
But at least itís in Texas, and the purses are decent,
And the land of the Lone Star is where I call home.

Seventeen years and some hard miles behind me-
My face is now lined, and my hair mostly gray.
Those gold buckle dreams kept me going too long now-
Itís high time I put my old rigginí away.

The years were some good ones, with lots of fond memíries
I made a few bucks, but that wasnít the goal.
Life is a gamble, and when it comes your turn-
You pick up the dice and you give them a roll.

Do I regret it? Why, Mister, not any!
Iíd do it again, if given the chance.
I ache every winter from all of the hard falls-
The fiddlerís due, for the rodeo dance.
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ethome
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since 05-14-2000
Posts 11545
New Brunswick Canada


1 posted 01-01-2011 10:16 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

The price you pay for the love of the game!
Probably wouldn't ttrade it for another chance unless you did the same thing over.

I'd say play it in a major key like G with the odd minor chord in the chorus.

Great stuff!

Eric

ain't doin nothin at all just answerin the call
and kinda driftin away from it all

latearrival
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since 03-21-2003
Posts 4407
Florida


2 posted 01-01-2011 07:33 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Always good to read your posts.No need to  wonder,you did what you wanted to do.best to you latearrival
JerryPat
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3 posted 01-01-2011 10:56 PM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

Wish I was still in Oak Cliff . . . Well, maybe not . . . I doubt things would be the same . . . They never are . . . Loved your stuff . . .

When early morning quietness seeps into my being
it's like I'm being hugged by everything good in the world.óAugust 16, 2010

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4 posted 01-01-2011 11:32 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

How I love your poetry.

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