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It's all Part of a Way of Life

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
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0 posted 10-26-1999 12:52 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

Big, hot bowl of chili, to fight the cold outside,
My fifteenth cup of coffee, tomorrow night I ride,
My entries are in Denver, and Iím in Abilene-
A lot of hard and lonely miles, are lying in between.

I guess Iíd better hurry up and get back on the road
Get my head together and in a traveling mode,
Plug in my old bird dog, and put the hammer down,
A lot of miles to cover, before the first go round.

Thatís all part of a way of life, that folks call ďrodeoĒ
Living from a suit case, and always on the go.
One year will age you seven, thatís one thing you can know-
Itís all part of a way of life, that folks call ĎrodeoĒ.

I broke three ribs in Casper, it really set me back-
I need to take the ďaverageĒ to get me back on track.
Those wrinkles, and the gray hair, both say Iím getting old-
Iíd like ten head in Vegas, and a chance to take the Gold.

I told my wife Iíd quit the game, but that was Ď93-
She gave me three more years of grace, before she quit on me-
Itís like a raging fever, that keeps me on the go-
Itís all part of a way of life, that folks call ďrodeoĒ.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Systematic Decay
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1 posted 10-26-1999 01:14 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

A touching poem, Gunslinger. I really can't describe it better than that.

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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2 posted 10-26-1999 04:24 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well you have me in awe again! Loved this!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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3 posted 10-27-1999 09:28 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

another fine read
Denise
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4 posted 10-27-1999 06:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another enjoyable read!

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Denise
passing shadows
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I always love your stories
 
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