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Make Your Bid for Eight

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-19-1999 12:04 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

Faded Wrangler denims, Paul Bondís on my feet-
Prescott in the summer, I can feel the blazing heat.
I won last week in Needles, the first time in a while-
By my mental calculation, thatís about a buck a mile.


Rodeo a way of life, a way of going broke,
To win itís all or nothing, you canít halfstep or choke
Pay your dues, and draw your stock, and blow out of the gate,
Ride him high, and spur him hard, and make your bid for eight.

Phone cards by the dozen, Super size your meals-
Breakfast at McDonaldís, your supperís Burger deals.
Every dime that you can save, is gas or entry fees-
And still you call this freedom, and living as you please.

Trouble on the home front, youíre gone the whole year long-
And when she tries to reason, you sing that same sad song.
ďI know this yearís the big one, a feeling in my bonesĒ.
Some day youíll pull into the yard and find that woman gone.

Yes, rodeoís a way of life, or way of going broke...
To win itís all or nothing, you canít half step or choke.
Pay your dues, draw your stock, and blow out of the gate-
Ride him high, spur him hard, and make your bid for eight.

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Balladeer
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1 posted 11-19-1999 12:08 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well done, gs. There are several things in life where that dedication is required...and the risks that great. Folks who don't want something bad enough can never experience the feeling.
PhaerieChild
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2 posted 11-19-1999 12:10 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

GS
Once again you put it so succinctly! Love this piece (as I do all of your of work to date). In a way it kinda of reminds me of the movie "Eight Seconds". Just hope it doesn't end that way. Very well written.

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Denise
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3 posted 11-19-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your words always carry me along with their wonderful rhythm. Such flow! And always an interesting tale!

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 11-19-1999 03:51 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

Okay, I'm disappointed here, thought you were putting yourself up to bid for the highest bidder...was all ready to make the first bid...LOL
Just kidding, this is wonderful as always and you certainly can tell a tale. Now we just need you to get them out to the publishers so we can all say we knew you when
FreeByrd
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since 11-03-1999
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5 posted 11-19-1999 10:10 AM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Once again you've done it.

Always stop in when I spot a post by the Gunslinger

Always a pleasure

Borrowed this from J. Peterman, I couldn't help myself.



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