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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-15-1999 12:41 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

LLOYD

He was young, he was tall, he was handsome-
And treated a kid like a man.
He always remembered my nick name,
And he always offered his hand.
We lived out of town, four or five miles-
Hed saddle his horse and hed ride,
To visit my Dad, I guess it is sad-
But I liked being near to his side.
I knew that he was a real cowboy-
And I knew that hed rode rodeo,
And made lots of money, not many years back
And won in a lot of big shows.
He gave me a knife, and a dollar,
And taught me a lot of rope tricks
He seemed so alive, and about thirty five,
And to me he just didnt seem sick.
As time passed his visits grew rarer,
The last time he really looked thin
But his blue eyes still carried their twinkle,
I could see hed lost none of his grin.
But sorrow and partings are part of the game
The day finally came that he died,
I could not avoid, the fact wed lost Lloyd,
So I went to the woods and I cried.
I wish I could really have known him,
That hed not died when I was so small-
He probably wasnt a large man,
But to me hes at least ten feet tall.
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Martie
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1 posted 11-15-1999 02:03 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is a beautiful tribute Gunslinger. He still lives in your memory.
Toerag
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2 posted 11-15-1999 02:05 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

This isn't any better than any of your other stuff yanno?..Which mean it too is grand!
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3 posted 11-15-1999 02:10 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I like this very much, GS! Well done!
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4 posted 11-15-1999 05:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent tribute to a childhood hero.
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Very touching piece. Sad and wonderful at the same time.

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Denise

 
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