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Last of the Breed

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 10-31-1999 02:43 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

“Last of the Breed”

Thirty six years of hard labor-
And nothing to show for it all.
A wife and three kids who don't know him,
He's crippled from many a fall.

He used to be tall, lean, and handsome-
But middle age spread has set in,
He has no companion or lover-
He's outlived most all of his friends.

I guess that his brand read's "West Texas".
He'll turn fifty-one, first of May.
Foot-loose, a drifter, a throwback-
To the West and her wild, wooley days.

He hung up his spurs back in eighty-
When injuries made him to slow-
To make a good ride on the rough-stock,
That he rode in the Pro Rodeo.

Out back of the chutes you'll still find him,
With advice that the young ones won't heed.
It's more than a life it's a callin'-
And he's the last of the vanishing breed.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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Very sad yet very well written tale! Interesting reading as always!

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Fantastic!!!!
Watcher666
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Excellent! Enjoyed the read!!

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