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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 01-15-2000 03:24 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 came in off the highway
To have a cup or two...
Twas January weather,
The sky a leaden hue...
A cowboy, and a drifter
Running from my past
Not knowing where I headed
I desired to get there fast.
Youd call it chance meeting-
Theres no doubt in my mind.
An innocent young waitress
You know theyre hard to find.
I thought Id love and leave her
And Heaven knows I tried...
But fate had other plans for us
She soon became my bride.
I told her we would settle down
And peacefully abide-
With family and friends around-
Id be close at her side-
Wed have a home and raise some kids
And hold our heads with pride..
I guess I promised her the moon-
The truth is..that I lied.
I lied about the home wed have
And how Id settle down.
Behind the sun which smiled on us
There lived a frosty frown.
Her joy would turn to sorrow
Her smiles would turn to tears
And only by the grace of God-
Wed make it through the years.
Clouds of hurt and anger-
Overspread our skies...
Betrayal, accusations....
And multitudes of lies...
But somehow were together
And smiles break through the tears
Peace pervades our lives again
And calms uncertain fears.
For years I vowed Id leave her
And Heaven knows I tried..
But after twenty six long years
Im glad to say I lied.


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devina
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


1 posted 01-15-2000 05:36 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Never thought I'd say this- but I'm glad you lied too! Whis poem sheds some light into your personal life, thanks for th little peak!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Bbuzz
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since 12-17-1999
Posts 76
Washinton State


2 posted 01-15-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for Bbuzz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bbuzz

Nice one , Gunslinger. My husband and I have done that battle also. We won too. Congats on staying power,'cause thats what it takes.
Nan
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3 posted 01-15-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hehe.. I was pleased with the ending... Before that I was ready to "let ya have it".... Nice one, as usual, my friend...
Mike
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4 posted 01-15-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

t'well done.
warmhrt
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since 12-18-1999
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5 posted 01-15-2000 10:42 PM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt

Hi there, Gunslinger,
I don't know if you remember "blue topaz" from the Poetry forum ...
anyway, I'm in Passionate Forums CA now.  Come on in for a visit!  I know you would be well recieved.

warmhrt
Denise
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6 posted 01-15-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, this is great!! I, too, loved the ending!! So sweet!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

Balladeer
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7 posted 01-15-2000 10:51 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good, wholesome, down home writin' on display here. Excellent work, 'slinger.
Meadowmuse
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since 12-27-1999
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8 posted 01-15-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

You fashion these tales of yers so well...always a pleasure to read 'em.  

Dear LadyClaire


merely_a_jester
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since 01-14-2000
Posts 68
Arkansas... that's all you get


9 posted 01-16-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for merely_a_jester   Email merely_a_jester   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for merely_a_jester

nothing but enjoyment from your writings
can't wait for the next

merely_a_jester
poetry_kills
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since 12-04-1999
Posts 552
new orleans


10 posted 01-16-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for poetry_kills   Email poetry_kills   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit poetry_kills's Home Page   View IP for poetry_kills

wonderful poem and i love the constant twisting of the plot    i'll be sure to look for your posts in the future  

sincerely,

 **jerome the boy whose brain got left out in the rain and nobody bothered to dry it off when they put it back in
CrazyChick
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11 posted 01-16-2000 12:47 AM       View Profile for CrazyChick   Email CrazyChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CrazyChick

Great work !!!
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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12 posted 01-16-2000 02:22 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove




Well, give her some roses!  I'm glad you lied too! 26 years is a long time, I'm sure you can stick through the rest. Always a pleasure to read your work!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


SnglDad
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since 01-08-2000
Posts 121
Seattle area


13 posted 01-16-2000 03:34 AM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Very nice Gun.
I have to agree with the others,I too am glad that you lied.
I congraulate both of you for working thru the hard times.
It`s to easy to give up,but it`s always more rewarding to work things out.
Good luck to both of you for many more years to come.

[This message has been edited by SnglDad (edited 01-16-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


14 posted 01-16-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You tell it well, as usual
And you are so truthful about your lies
Liz
 
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