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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-07-1999 04:35 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

A battered old bronc saddle, and chaps which once were red-
But now from all the miles and years, theyíre faded pink instead.
My spurs are getting rusty, my boots are worn and thin-
Itís been a long, long time now, since I had my last big win.

Living from a suitcase, a fourteen year old truck-
I tell myself Iím riding, a streak of rotten luck.
The riders look like children, from my age of 44-
I canít admit Iím too old, for the rough stock anymore.

In eighty six and seven, then again in eighty nine-
I made it to the Finalís, in the standings I did shine.
I never won the big one, but, Lord, I sure come close,
The cheering from the Grandstands is the thing I miss the most.

I thought I might start drinking, but I know how that all ends-
You lose your edge, your family, and finally all your friends.
I know Iíve one more season, left in this arm of mine-
Another shot at glory Ďfore they talley up my time.

I guess Iíd better load the truck, itís time for me to go-
Last week I mailed my entries, to the Ft. Worth Livestock Show.
I hope I draw some good ones, who will score high when they buck,
Thanks for lending me your ear, and now Please wish me luck.
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Denise
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1 posted 11-07-1999 05:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Good Luck!!! Again, great poem!

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Denise

Aurora's Fire
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since 11-07-1999
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


2 posted 11-07-1999 05:34 PM       View Profile for Aurora's Fire   Email Aurora's Fire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aurora's Fire

great poem, very realistic. BTW do you post at Wild Poetry as well?

Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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3 posted 11-08-1999 10:23 AM       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.....good luck!

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passing shadows
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4 posted 04-25-2004 08:32 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

never too old
 
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