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I Thought of You Today (different poem)

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-14-1999 03:17 AM       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

I thought about you yesterday-
As I drove by the road-
That leads up to the shady plot
Where you make your abode.

I thought of how I met you-
At the Fairgrounds that July-
And how you looked so pretty
In white while passing by.

Your blue eyes and your golden locks
Quite took my breath, you see-
That innocent and sparkling smile
That you bestowed on me.

What joy and heartache lay ahead
We neither one could know-
You were a rancher's daughter-
I chased the rodeo.

I wooed you and I won you-
I even won your Dad-
I guess that I'll admit though
I gave it all I had.

We married in September-
I had to miss two shows-
And that is quite a sacrifice-
For one who rodeo's.

You told me then in April
When flowers are so gay-
"There's a little cowboy,
Or cowgirl on the way."

The summer passed so quickly
I rode well this is true;
But we began to worry
When the child was overdue.

My world just seemed to shatter-
I knew the news was bad-
The motel phone was ringing
The caller was your Dad.

He had to start a time or two-
His was a broken tone-
Said, "Son, I hate to tell you-
But our little girl is gone."

He told me of the bleeding-
They couldn't get to stop-
The wild drive to the Doctor
But they couldn't find the Doc.

And as your face grew paler-
Before the passing came-
You told him that you loved me-
Kept calling out my name....

The preacher at the funeral-
As preachers always do-
Said you were in a better place
I hope that that is true.

If I had known how brief our time
How soon that you would go-
I'd have been home with you my dear
And quit the rodeo.

But I'm still going down the road
My hair is getting grey-
I hate the place without you there-
I thought of you today.

Live large, people!

© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
A Romantic Heart
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since 09-03-99
Posts 5497
Forever In Your Heart

1 posted 10-14-1999 03:29 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

If this is from your life, I feel heartfelt sadness for you! this was so honest and emotional! I cried tears for you and your pain! I pray God will comfort you!

Great poem!but sad
Seymour Tabin
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since 07-07-99
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Tamarac Fla

2 posted 10-14-1999 08:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Wonderful flow, well done.
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA

3 posted 10-14-1999 09:02 AM       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

I am sitting here crying like a baby with this one, I only hope that these words are not spoken of real life and if they are, my heart goes out to you
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since 08-19-99
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Southern Florida

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4 posted 10-14-1999 09:51 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

very sad excellent piece GS......tears here too.


May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
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5 posted 10-16-1999 09:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done. Very moving.

Systematic Decay
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since 09-15-99
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That place with padded walls a

6 posted 10-16-1999 09:16 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

If this poem is of, you, I too am terribly sorry. Beautiful, yet heartbreaking piece.

"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
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In the space between moments

7 posted 10-16-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

I am also terribly sorry if this is a true life experience....sorrowfully beautiful.

*Krista Knutson*

Wise is he who faces the frailty of man with the strength of an understanding heart. -- Daniel L. Miller

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