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Comin' Out The Gate

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John Yaws
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0 posted 02-03-2000 12:14 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

“Hey, kid! You got a minute”?
The old man called to me.
I figured him for sixty-
And I was twenty three.

“I seen you pay your entries-
But I bet you didn’t know-
A wore out puncher like myself
Once rode the rodeo.”

“You know? I started early-
A kid just turned sixteen..
They all said I had promise
But agreed that I was green”

I rode them all that summer-
They started makin’ book..
That I would be World Champion
An’ about how long it took.

Bad luck and sorry hosses-
Didn’t help a thing-
But up there in the saddle
They said I was the King.

I drew good up in Cheyenne-
And, boy, I took it all-
But I met a young “can-chaser”
I was riding for a fall.

I booked so I’d be near her-
I promised her the moon.
I’d plans for double-harness,
And that to come real soon...

She left me for a roper...
At the show in San Antone-
I knew my string was ended,
But the shows went on and on.

The bottle I was hittin’
Begin to take it’s toll...
The pot became expensive-
And I knew I had to fold.

That’s been a lot of years now-
But one thing I have learned...
Don’t find your girls at rodeos
Or, friend, you’ll sure get burned.

So ride high, wide, and handsome
Each time you try for eight...
Make sure the only love you have-
Is comin’ out the gate”..
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Denise
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1 posted 02-03-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Good poem, good message! Another great tale you have spun here!!    

Denise
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2 posted 02-03-2000 07:23 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-
This one took me on a bell-ringing ride.
Liked it a lot.
~*Marge*~


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Echo Rhayne
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3 posted 02-04-2000 02:09 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

GS...Boy I am sure going to miss your wonderful poems!  Email me a couple every now and then if you would!  Take care of yourself!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

Danny Holloway
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4 posted 02-04-2000 11:05 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Riding for "eight" is what we all do in one form or another. For some they get a prize and others settle for another day without a bruise.
Enjoy all your writing.
DH
Gemini
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5 posted 02-04-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Thank you for your poem, it made me smile.
poetry_kills
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6 posted 02-04-2000 09:17 PM       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

gunslinger: *waa haa haa* very good job... entertaining and poetically sound... i always enjoy your tales...

sincerely,
jerome the boy with no brain

 A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
~Coleridge
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7 posted 02-04-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Gunslinger, you tell such a great story. I look for your poems because I know I will enjoy. This is terrific!   -SEA
WhtDove
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8 posted 02-04-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

GS another great tale! I'm a fan!

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
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Excellent!!!
 
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