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Time To Ride

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-28-1999 12:32 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 think itís time I rolled my bed-
And saddled up to ride.
I hear the wild geese calling
Somewhere on the Great Divide.

Thereís something in the wind-
Which stirs a longing in my veins.
To hear my saddle creaking-
Somewhere on the open plains.

I want to see the Milky Way-
A backdrop for my bed...
And feel my saddle pillow-
Underneath my weary head.

To smell the strong black coffee
From my can upon the fire-
And spend my last days drifting
This is my heartís desire.

They talk of love and marriage-
And I havenít got a thing..
Against those institutions....
And wearing wedding rings..

But some of us were meant to roam-
Out where the grizzlyís king-
To put a brand or ring on us-
You clip an eagleís wings.

I want to hear the cold North wind
Moaning through the pines.
And hear the mournful timber wolf
He is some kin of mine.

I want to die, my bones to lie-
Upon some mountain side...
I think itís time I rolled my bed-
And saddled up to ride.


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Meadowmuse
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1 posted 12-28-1999 01:32 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

This is simply wonderful. Brings to mind memories of "Sweet Baby James."  
whiskey
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2 posted 12-28-1999 07:58 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

I liked it alot , its very good  
Poet deVine
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3 posted 12-28-1999 10:26 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

How visually you write! I could even smell the coffee! Excellent!  
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 12-28-1999 11:38 AM       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

Excellent verse GS...you rhythm and rhyme are impressive  
RSEvans
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5 posted 12-28-1999 11:45 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

I certainly hope that by being your "time to ride" you aren't ready to hang up your spurs, Gunslinger.  This is a vivid mournful cry to days sadly now passed.  It truly pulls at my heartstrings, cowboy.  Write On!
Nan
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6 posted 12-28-1999 03:04 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

And make sure you have a "saddle-top" computer so you can keep posting here...
Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 12-28-1999 05:14 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

This is great!!


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Frenchy
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8 posted 12-28-1999 10:19 PM       View Profile for Frenchy   Email Frenchy   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Frenchy

Very good.
Denise
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9 posted 12-28-1999 10:47 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fabulous! And listen to Nan...we wouldn't want to miss any of your great poems!

 Denise


Astraea
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10 posted 12-28-1999 10:54 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Again, another beautiful piece of art.  Truly lovely.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

Mike
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11 posted 12-28-1999 11:04 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

If you stray out on the plains, and off the Great Divide, I'll have the coffee hot and thick, and have ya sit a spell.
 
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