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I'd Be a Wealthy Man

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-28-1999 02:18 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

“True Wealth”

I wish I had a dollar for every bronc I rode-
I’d settle for a nickel for the times that I’ve been throwed,
If I merely had a penny for the miles my eyes have scanned,
Bill Gates would go on welfare, and I’d be a wealthy man.

If heartaches went for dollars, and tears would bring in gold-
And I’d got paid for all the nights, I slept out in the cold.
If shattered dreams where banknotes, then be assured my friend-
That I would want for nothing, and I’d be a wealthy man.

Oh, if wealth were only measured, by the scars which I’ve acquired-
And the times my mouth and temper have conspired to get me fired.
And I was just rewarded for my “riding for the brand”-
I’d have more dough than Ross Perot, I’d be a wealthy man.

But wealth cannot be measured, by money in the bank-
Nor fleeting, foolish pleasure, nor riding broncs that’s rank...
If you’d convert to currency the places I have been-
I guess that I would rate among the world’s most wealthy men.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Systematic Decay
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1 posted 10-28-1999 02:38 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

How nice...I really like your work, Gunslinger.

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Balladeer
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2 posted 10-28-1999 05:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You called the shots right in this one, GS. Ya don't find true wealth in your bank statement....only in your life statement.
Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
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3 posted 10-28-1999 07:19 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

If you had a penny for each smile that you have given.
Each soul you've touch, each tear once dried, each friend forgiven.
You'd have more worth then you could count, immortality.

For each one that you have loved, most freely from your heart.
Will pass along the joy they felt, completely from the start.
Bless the ones that touch your life, hold fast with what you know.
For in the end, rememberance is what we have to show.

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Julie
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4 posted 10-28-1999 08:04 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

I echo Balladeer...also would like to say your rhyme scheme is such a delight to read.
Another great one.
Watcher666
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5 posted 10-28-1999 09:00 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent!

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hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 10-28-1999 09:11 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

Man Gs, you wouldn't be a bronc buster by chance would you? Another fine read
Denise
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This one is most excellent! What a powerful message! Loved it!

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Denise

 
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