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What's Waiting There For Me?

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-11-1999 12:15 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

I sit of an evening, my mind drifting back-
To when I was carefree and gay....
Broad in the shoulders and lean in the hips
And followed the “Cowboy way”.

Interstate Forty, a mile east of Flagg-
Chill factor ‘bout forty below.
Dark quickly coming, chilled to bone-
I stood there in hard, blowing snow...

Bedroll and saddle, suitcase, and spurs-
A yearn in my heart for the wild...
A south Texas cowboy a long way from hold-
I guess I was destiny’s child.

The years I spent drifting and seeing the world-
Have given me wealth beyond measure...
The bosses, and buddies, the wrecks and the brawls
Are what I consider my treasure.

The time in the saddle, and days on the road-
They give me perspective, you see...
This civilized living will make a man fat...
When moving a man’s really free.

I top off my coffee, and stare to the west-
At spaces so lovely and wide-
Where friends are a waiting, to welcome me in,
Somewhere out beyond the Divide.

A brother, some cousins, grandparents, my mom-
Have all made the crossing you see...
The pathway to Hell good intentions have paved-
I wonder what’s waiting for me.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Julie
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since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


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Love your rhythm and rhyme...your poetry just sings....
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


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Excellent final stanza

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
 
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