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A Thousand to One

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-02-1999 08:20 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

A thousand to one sheíll be gone by the time
I pull in the driveway tonight.
All Iíll have left is a house full of memories-
And the things that we broke in the fight.

A thousand to one that she meant it this morning
When she shouted, ďColor me goneĒ!
And I Ďm not too sure that it wouldnít be better,
These heartaches have gone on too long.

Iíve no one to blame but the guy in the mirror-
After itís all said and done-
Too long Iíve neglected, our marriage, and wrecked it.
The odds are a thousand to one.

To many miles and days Iíve spent traveling-
Leaving her there all alone-
And two many hours Iíve sat and Iíve wasted,
Even the times I was home.

Iíve spent all day thinking, ďIím glad I quit drinkingĒ-
No changing the things I have done-
Iím betting sheís gone, and Iím left all alone-
The odds are a thousand to one.
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hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 11-02-1999 09:33 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

I like the way you tell a story, you need to send some of these out to someone who writes songs for country music
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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2 posted 11-02-1999 02:39 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much! Well done.

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Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
Posts 2646
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I very much enjoyed this one as well. If htis is your life you are writing about. I hope you find her home.
 
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