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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 01-11-2000 12:48 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 donít care about the money-
I donít care about the fame..
And it really doesnít matter,
If nobody knows my name.
I simply have this one desire
Before I move along...
To thrill you with the tales I spin
And chill you with my songs.
Iíll tell of places I have been,
and sights which I have seen.
The deserts bare and lonely-
The jungles, lush and green.
The times Iíve loved, the times Iíve lost
The tales go on and on-
I have so many tales Iíd spend-
And a lonesome minstrelís song.
Iíd tell of lonely days and nights
Iíve spent out on the road-
Where wanderlust, and dreamerís dust
Did plague me like a goad.
To drive me far, and farther still
No matter, right or wrong-
Iíd thrill you with my drifterís tales
And chill you with my songs.
© Copyright 2000 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
edgar_derby
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since 01-11-2000
Posts 9
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


1 posted 01-11-2000 12:58 AM       View Profile for edgar_derby   Email edgar_derby   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for edgar_derby

I thought your poem was pretty darn good. The saddest words in any language are 'It might have been', huh? Anyway, i enjoyed it.
bsquirrel
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2 posted 01-11-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Hi, Gunslinger.

I like this poem a lot -- it could easily be a song. One thing, though: I think a more interesting poem would be a tale or two themselves, rather than the affirmation that you'll chill and thrill us with tales you haven't told yet. Still, the poem was a lot of fun.

Mike
Martie
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since 09-21-1999
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California


3 posted 01-11-2000 01:30 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

bsquirrel--you haven't read the tales he's told, he has so very many, each one is a gem as is this one.
bsquirrel
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4 posted 01-11-2000 01:38 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Then I'll make sure to read some.
bsquirrel
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5 posted 01-11-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

You were right, Martie. What an impressive body of work! I'll have to read more later, but what I saw so far, including I Will Be Back, is a storyteller's heart set on a plate and flourished with words. Great stuff! Be proud, Gunslinger. And keep 'em coming!

A new fan,
Mike
Marge Tindal
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since 11-06-1999
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Florida's Foreverly Shores


6 posted 01-11-2000 07:13 AM       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

Slinger -

I like the fact that you
'calls 'em like you sees 'em.'
~*Marge*~
Meadowmuse
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since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


7 posted 01-11-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Love this, Gunslinger! Excellent rhythm and phrasing, and as always, superb content. You've a romantic, sentimental heart, and I am grateful that you've chosen to pour it out in your writing and share it with those of us who so enjoy your wanderlust and reflection~filled giftings.

Take care,

Dear LadyClaire

Toerag
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since 07-29-99
Posts 5839
Ala bam a


8 posted 01-11-2000 07:57 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

His poetry's great, it touches us all,
Keeps all of his readers in envious awe,
Tales of the west, done by Gunslinger,
Now he's tellin' us he's also a singer?

hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


9 posted 01-11-2000 08:50 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

Nicely done GS
Nan
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since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


10 posted 01-11-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Your tales are much more heartwarming than they are chilling, my friend....
Denise
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11 posted 01-11-2000 01:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your tales are captivating, indeed! Keep 'em comin' Cowboy!  

 Denise

Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


12 posted 01-11-2000 02:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You do just that slinger, I am always captivated by your works.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


 
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