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If I Do Not Love You

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-19-1999 11:34 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

ďIf I Do Not Love YouĒ

Would you take the time to tell me-
Just what it is I feel...
You tell me I donít love you
That you got a dirty deal.
You say itís really over..
I can pack my bags and go...
And chase the one I really love,
That durned old rodeo.
I know Iím gone more than Iím home-
I know that isnít good...
Iím not a good provider-
Like I promised that I would.
Pork and beans, and sardines-
Were all I had last week...
I only kept my fees and gas,
When I won up at Mesquite.
You say that I donít love you?
Maybe? I donít know-
Youíll never know how bad it hurts
Each time I pack and go.
You think itís bad for you, my dear?
Each time I fail to ride...
For you itís bills tyhat go unpaid-
For me itís loss of pride.
I wanted so to please you-
To be a great big star...
To win that big gold buckle-
I said we were going far.
Ten years have passed-
Iím still small time, thatís all Iíll ever be
And now the only prize I won,
Is finally leaving me.
So if I do not love you-
Why do I hurt inside?
And would you please explain to me-
The lonely nights Iíve cried.
And tell me as you walk away,
You hope Iím happy now.
To take my danged old rodeo
Youíre fed up anyhow.

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-19-1999 11:57 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Very descriptive, Gunslinger.
I really like it.
It may be sad ... but it speaks
from a heart that feels.

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WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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2 posted 11-20-1999 12:13 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Soooo very sad! I'm sorry, if this actually reflects on your true life!
Nan
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3 posted 11-20-1999 06:50 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nice one, GS - ya know - sometimes we grow together, and sometimes we grow apart - how fortunate we are when our lives take the same course as those we love - and how sad for us when they don't...
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4 posted 11-20-1999 05:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem, sad story.

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 11-20-1999 08:20 PM       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

Making a choice is not always an easy thing to do
Balladeer
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6 posted 11-20-1999 08:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Either way, you're stuck with a nag. SOmetimes ya just can't win!


(I'm assuming this poem is a creation of fiction. If it's not, disregard my crass comment!)
danni
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7 posted 11-22-1999 12:53 PM       View Profile for danni   Email danni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for danni

If someone really loves you
They love you as you are
And know your love surrounds them
Whether near or far.

Sad but lovely poem GS.
FreeByrd
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since 11-03-1999
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8 posted 11-22-1999 01:19 PM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Another good read.

-RS

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Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
They'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love

-Ed & Patsy Bruce
 
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