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Once In Every Life Time

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-18-1999 11:18 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

ONCE IN EVERY LIFETIME

Once in every lifetime,
Someone will come along.
To touch you in that special way,
Whose voice is like a song.
Who sees you as you really are,
And loves just what she sees
I’ve never entertained a doubt,
But you’re the one for me.
We met when we were twenty,
You loved me from the first-
And followed those elusive dreams
For which my soul did thirst.
Living from a suitcase,
And drifting cross the land-
All you ever asked for,
Was being with your man.
Sleeping in a bedroll
And cooking on the ground.
Never knowing when or where
Our next camp would be found.
Deep inside I loved you,
But wanted to be free,
Now I am glad you stuck it out,
And you’re still here for me.
The first thing that you asked me-
That winter day we met,
Was, “Are you a real cowboy”?
I smiled, and said, “You bet”!
You helped me with the feeding-
When Bullseye fell on me...
And found that cowranch livin’s
Not what it’s cracked up to be.
But once in every life time-
A man find’s something fine...
I thought I'd pause and tell you,
“Virginia, you are mine”.


[This message has been edited by Gunslinger (edited 12-18-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-18-1999 11:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Beautiful love poem, Gunslinger-she probably needs to hear that! Did you read Marge's poem "It Goes Without Saying"? Again, I enjoyed the read.

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


Nan
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2 posted 12-18-1999 11:27 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

... sounds to me like you and Virginia are both pretty lucky.....
hoot_owl_rn
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*Sings...Once in every life, someone comes along...* Ah, and this poem is just like a song too. Well done GS and it sounds like there are two very lucky people in the world.
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4 posted 12-19-1999 12:28 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful! A beautiful song, indeed!

 Denise


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5 posted 12-19-1999 12:31 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful sentiment, well said, Gunslinger.  
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Gull durn good poem there cowboy!  WOW! What words I'm sure she'll treasure. Very special indeed!  
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great
 
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