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Six Seconds (and a Mouthful of Dirt)

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-31-1999 03:19 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

Mahan, and Hawkeye, and Freckles, and Gay-
Each of them made the Pro Rodeo pay.
Consistent "eight seconds" though oft riding hurt-
My average was six, and a mouthful of dirt.

I bucked off in Denver, then in Santa Fe-
Then at the Cow Palace, one cold, foggy day.
If it wasn't buttoned, I'd sure lose my shirt,
From riding six seconds, then biting the dirt.

I almost rode "Satan", a big, rangy bay-
Known as a "good draw" back in those days.
I was lookin' real good until I lost a stir'p-
I stayed with him seven, then plowed up the dirt.

I gave it my best shot, but I couldn't win-
I'd draw a "sunfisher", or bull that would spin.
I hung my saddle, although it shore hurt-
I was fed up with "sixes", and plumb full of dirt.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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1 posted 10-31-1999 03:32 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

If you ride anything like you write....I would love to see it! Great job.
Denise
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2 posted 10-31-1999 05:38 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ditto! Most enjoyable!

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 10-31-1999 09:30 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

You have me wondering about the man behind the verse.
Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


4 posted 10-31-1999 09:48 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Wonderful, Gunslinger!

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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5 posted 10-31-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This was some fantastic poetry! I loved this. Great read and bit humorous too!
Justina
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6 posted 11-01-1999 12:10 AM       View Profile for Justina   Email Justina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Justina

I dated a guy who was a bull rider and went to every rodeo to watch him ride or fall. He bit the dust with the best of them. He started out not being good at all, but with lots of practice, rode his L O N G eight seconds! I felt his glory, and I feel your frustration! But always get back on again!
= ) Justina
Sunshine
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7 posted 11-01-1999 01:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You take your eight seconds here, Sir, and then some. You're a winner all around.
Toerag
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Ala bam a


8 posted 11-01-1999 02:03 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Great job Gunslinger....yanno, I've never had anything to do with a rodeo....but I did help a friend of mine subdue his Brahman (spelling?), bull one time....this was a very long time ago.....(and I still have bruises), and me thinks this should be left up to idiots with big brass thinggies, or, to very well trained idiots!!!! LOL
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 11-01-1999 05:08 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Once again, a most excellent read. I must say Slinger that I've been consistantly impressed by your writing. I enjoy the feel and style. As for Toe's comment on big brass thinggys... I agree to that
Isis
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10 posted 11-01-1999 05:16 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I agree with Sunshine!!! There is more to you than a poet's heart

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Cast your eyes on the ocean,
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Iloveit
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11 posted 11-01-1999 06:46 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

yep, you do have a way with words, love your poems
Watcher666
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12 posted 11-02-1999 03:52 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 once again! Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
 
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