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One More Rodeo

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-02-1999 12:01 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

Hanging up the telephone,
a frown upon my face
The time I spend away from home,
an absolute disgrace.

I fill my tank and check the oil,
then hurry up and go-
An eighteen hour drive ahead,
and one more rodeo.

I won last night in Jacksonville,
I scored an eighty six
If I donít win in Gallup,
Iíll sure be in a fix.

Last yearís taxes overdue,
a baby on the way-
The chances getting slimmer,
of me winning big, each day.

I feel like I am fifty,
Iím sore and strained and bruised-
But twenty sevenís mighty old,
if a cowboyís paid his dues.

Nine years on the circuit,
and still Iím second rate-
But I give it every thing I have,
each time they swing the gate.

My gal has been real patient,
supportive of me too-
To hear her crying on the phone,
near breaks my heart, itís true

I tell her that I love her, too;
but now Iíve got to go-
To Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antone...
and one more rodeo.

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From "The Outlaw Josey Wales": "Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy".
and..."Aclose second is a poor finish, in a fight to the Death".
~GS~
http://www.geocities.com/montcogunslinger/HomePage.html

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WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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1 posted 12-02-1999 12:30 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Enjoyed this! Though it has to get lonely for her and for you also.
Balladeer
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2 posted 12-02-1999 12:33 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

One more...and then one more...and one more...excellent work, gs.
Mike
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since 06-19-99
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3 posted 12-02-1999 12:45 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Enjoyed your effort. One more time.
 
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