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Leroy's Cadillac Story

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-19-1999 02:19 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

I walked by Jack and Leroy,
Out by the breakin’ pen...
They wuz leanin’ watchin’ sunset
As the day come to an end.
Leroy wuz a thinkin’
He said, “You know somethin’, Jack?
I’d rather be a puncher
than to drive a Cadillac”.
Now Jack just couldn’t let it lay
He had to call his hand-
Cause they’d been saddle partners
On more than this here brand.
“There’s lots a things that I don’t know
And that’s a mortal fact...
But this I do, and that’s that you-
Ain’t drove no Cadillac”.
“A lot you know”, says Leroy-
“I’ll tell you...lemme see?
It must of been in sixty-
We met in sixty three...
I was breakin’ broncs near Sheffield-
You know? Fort Stockton way?
I had this distant cousin
From Californiay.
He wuz comin’ back from Houston
And stopped off at the ranch
To get to meet some kinfolks
As yet an unknown branch.
And fine!?! by gosh! that Coup de Ville
Was somethin’ to behold!
Them leather seats a purty red
The wire spoked wheels wuz gold!
He thought I’d like to try her out-
Now, you know I cain’t drive,
But me turn down a chance like that?
I couldn’t!!! Man alive!
I wuz livin’ out Old Ninety-
When it wuz two lane still-
When all them truckers dropped a gear
To go down Sheffield Hill.
I did real good where it was straight
My heart with pride wuz filled-
I didn’t even see the sign
That warned about the hill!
A gradual left, a sharper right-
And Goodness Sakes Alive!!!
That Caddie went from forty
To doing Ninety five!
Around and down, down and around
Old cousin havin’ fits-
they say the wreck ain’t near as bad
Dependin’ what you hits.....
I leveled out a hundred per
Tore up a mile of fence-
Side swiped my boss just out of town
He thought I’d lost my sense..
The Cadillac, the worse for wear
And cousin headed west...
If he had folks he hadn’t met
He thought it for the best.
To leave the case just as it wuz
And not to meet the rest”.
Now, Jack just looked at Leroy
Then headed for the gate..
Said, “Time we got some shuteye-
The hour’s gettin’ late”.
They started in the bunkhouse-
I still was in the yard...
When they gripped hands,
Jack said, “Goodnight,
I’m glad you’re still my pard”.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-19-1999 11:50 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL  This is a good one! I love the tails you spin. What an enjoyment!
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2 posted 12-19-1999 12:11 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

ROTFLMAO   GREAT!!!  I can see that caddy now tearing up that fence! heheheh I love this!  

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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3 posted 12-19-1999 01:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Another yarn well spun, Gunslinger.
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-19-1999 02:07 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You should write scripts for movies and TV. The dialogue is better than anything i've seen
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5 posted 12-19-1999 02:12 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

LOL...Enjoyed this much....Great tale Gunslinger  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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6 posted 12-19-1999 03:01 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

Me and my little DeVille
like this very much.  

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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7 posted 12-19-1999 04:01 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Wow, you sling more than a gun!  You know I mean your lines, imagination, rhythm, accent, evoking the "I'm there" feeling as it's read.  Love it!
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8 posted 12-19-1999 07:23 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You either have one very interesting life, or a very active imagination.... well done again, GS...
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9 posted 12-19-1999 07:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another well done! Great fascinating tale!  


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