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Yonderin'

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-21-1999 03:04 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

Sometimes my mind goes “yonderin’”
To places I have been...
To places I was wanderin’
And folks I called my friends.
The rodeos in Oakdale...
Snows on the Great Divide-
Decisions made, and trusts betrayed
The many schemes I tried.
I think about the sunsets
I saw off Waikiki....
The lovely Painted Desert-
Which no one shared with me.
Wild, lovely Texas Canyon-
Way down on old I-10...
That Arizona desert land,
I’d love to see again.
Forgotten dreams and visions-
Of chivalry, romance....
I’d do it every bit again...
If I should have the chance.
I saw myself as Lancelot....
Clad in my armor bright....
Alas, it seems the maidens fair
All saw the Norman knight.
Sometimes when I am traveling..still
My mind it goes to wanderin’
A lovely, haunting, lonely strain
Says, “Cowboy, let’s go yonderin’”.

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[This message has been edited by Gunslinger (edited 12-21-1999).]
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Toerag
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since 07-29-99
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1 posted 12-21-1999 03:14 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Sometimes when I'm a'ponderin'
And also when I'm "a'yonderin'"
I think as you my poetic friend,
Of the things I've done and places I've been.

But none can say it better,
Than you can to the letter,
The memories seem to linger,
Reading your poems Gunslinger!

John Yaws
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2 posted 12-21-1999 03:18 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Thanks, Toe. Merry Christmas.
Coegwyr
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since 12-20-1999
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3 posted 12-21-1999 03:35 PM       View Profile for Coegwyr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Coegwyr

I’ve always found it strange that the roads I wander always seem to lead back home.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts in such a great way.
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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4 posted 12-21-1999 06:05 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Let me follow the trail to the stars, it's just the route I'm missing..

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


Martie
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5 posted 12-21-1999 11:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Gunslinger, I go yondering all the time, I just never knew there was a name for it.  Great poem.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
 
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