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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-10-1999 06:18 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

"TOO OLD"

"I'm getting too old for this", I says to Rusty- As I drop in my saddle, and measure my rein.
"I spent my last fifty apayin' our entries-
If I don't ride this un, we're walking again".

I pull my old hat low, and nod my head sharply-
The chute gate swings open, my pony explodes-
My spurs nail his shoulders, and I find his rythmn-
This ain't the first outlaw this cowboy has rode.

He's pawin' and kickin' and raisin' a ruckus-
He's twistin' so hard, that my boots fill with dirt-
He hits on all fours, then he goes to sunfishin'-
He just ripped the back right out of my shirt.

My legs commence achin', my head's nearly bustin'
My nose starts to bleed from the jars that I take-
But I know that I've rode him, I just heard the buzzer-
An eighty point ride, makes us sure of a stake.

I load up my riggin' then head for the "office"
To pick up my check before we hit the road-
And Rusty's still talkin' bout last week in Denver-
And the "Calico" hoss, and the way I got throwed.

I'm packin' it in boys, if I make the Finals.
This is my last chance, and I'm ridin' it bold-
December in Vegas is what I am plannin'
And ten head of stock, for a shot at the Gold.

But win, lose, or draw, friend; this is my last season-
To the last rodeo my old pickup has rolled.
My body's just taken it's last season's beatin'
I'm still a good cowboy, but gettin' too old.


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~GS~
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
DreamEvil
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1 posted 10-10-1999 06:26 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

This piece indeed likes me much.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Seymour Tabin
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since 07-07-99
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2 posted 10-10-1999 06:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Gun,
You have a flare for poetic story tellen.
And plain words that zero right in. Great job.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 10-10-1999 11:04 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Well done GS, you have a way of telling a tale
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


4 posted 10-11-1999 01:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This one likes me a lot - probably because my Dad knew when to hang up the spurs, and put away the rope.

But it certainly doesn't keep me from going and watching the young'uns. When you're in Kansas, Abilene puts on a great rodeo. See you there!
Dragoness
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5 posted 10-11-1999 04:59 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Great story!! Like this one a lot!!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

Denise
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6 posted 10-26-1999 11:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another great tale!

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Denise
tori
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since 06-18-99
Posts 521
Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


7 posted 10-27-1999 02:25 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Gun this was fantastic... loved it..
 
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