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Comin' Out the Chutes

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John Yaws
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Sitting in a cafe, an old man said to me-
ďI know you fer a cowboy, that much is plain to see.
I bet you sure can fan a bronc, and ride a bad bull, too-
You sure put me in mind of me, when I was young like youĒ.

I didnít give an invite, but he pulled up a chair-
And pulled his old black Stetson off, revealing silver hair.
ďI hail from up in Idaho, not fur from Corí dí lane-
Aní askiní for a bait of grub shore goes agin the grain.

I used to ride the rough stock, and followed rodeo-
I made it to the Finals, back in Ď54, or so....
Age and breaks shore slowed me down, I finíly had to quit-
But I been giviní lots of thought to going back to it.

I think Iíve got a few more rides, just one more go around-
I know Iím old, Iíve got to try, before they put me down-
A few more miles Iíd like to drive, more dirt beneath my boots-
I have to have a few more times, at cominí out the chutesĒ.

I paid the tab, and left the tip; we walked across the floor-
I handed him a fifty, as we walked out the door....
He grinned and said, ďIím much obliged, Iíll catch you in CheyenneĒ.
And climbed into a beat-up truck, we never met again.

He more than paid the fifty back with his hard earned advice-
I know Iíve lived a fuller life thatís had a lot more spice...
A few more rides, a few more roads; new dirt beneath my boots-
Like him, Iíd like a few more times aí comin out the chutes.



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Adriahh
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1 posted 02-09-2000 06:51 PM       View Profile for Adriahh   Email Adriahh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Adriahh

I think it's great, really. I'm more of a story poem lover than an "inner turmoil" poem lover.  
Mike
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2 posted 02-09-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Good'un.
Used to enjoy the Final's when they were in Oklahoma.  Doesn't quite seem right to have 'em in Vegas.
John Yaws
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3 posted 02-09-2000 07:17 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

Thank you Adriahh, and yep, Mike, you're right. But the weather sure is nicer. lol
 
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