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Rodeo Ramblings

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-27-1999 07:40 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

Stumble to the bathroom, up well before the sun-
Wash your face, and brush your teeth, you know you’ve got to run
You dress and gulp your coffee, it’s hot! You make a face-
Load your clothes, and start the truck, you’re back out in the race.

Back out on the highway, back out on the go-
Sixty shows a season, they call it “Rodeo”
Broken bones and bruises, hot checks, bills over due-
Your family a’ wondering..just what’s come over you.

Houston is the big one, from there to San Antone-
No one to share expenses, you’d rather go alone...
You’ve had a dozen offers, I guess they wonder, “Why”?
I guess it’s ‘cause I need no one to watch me sit and cry.

Cry about my aches and pains, cry about the spills-
Cry about the “turn out” fees, about my fading skills.
Cry about the long, hard miles, the nights I’ve spent alone
Cry about the youth I’ve lost, and wonder where it’s gone.

My children call me Daddy, but seldom see my face-
The way I treat my family, I know is a disgrace...
My wife’s still waiting faithfully, but deep within her eyes-
I see the doubts a building, that she just cannot disguise.

I hobble in the morning, the aching joints sure throb-
My pockets would be fuller, If I’d just get a job....
But life out on the circuit is the only one I know-
The only thing I want to do is ride the rodeo. .
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Andrew Scott
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since 06-24-99
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1 posted 10-27-1999 07:53 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Hey Slinger: Well done! I think this could be said about so many jobs. Like the style and the emotion behind this piece. Thanks for sharing.
Denise
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2 posted 10-27-1999 10:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wish I had a job that I could love
Great piece Gunslinger, I enjoyed this one very much!

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Denise
Watcher666
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3 posted 10-28-1999 12:45 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done cowboy!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
tori
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since 06-18-99
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4 posted 10-28-1999 01:00 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

A tale well writen... bravo Gun..
Michael
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5 posted 10-28-1999 07:15 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

A much enjoyable read...nicely done.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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6 posted 10-28-1999 08:09 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

Another fine one GS
 
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