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All It Cost Was...You

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John Yaws
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0 posted 09-15-2000 02:37 PM       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


Sitting at my roll top desk,
Whiling time away.
Sorting through the jumbled drawers,
I dream of bygone days,

Older now, and wiser...
At least I hope thatís true-
Than when I wore that nickel star-
And said goodbye to you.

Abilene, and Ellsworth-
Those were the glory days-
When everybody feared my gun,
Were sure to watch their ways.

You came to me a weeping-
Saying, ďI am so afraid-
A knock will wake me in the night,
And Iím a widow madeĒ.

You asked me if  Iíd quit my job-
And we could start a ranch...
And watch our boy grow tall and strong
You gave me every chance.

Dutyís a harsh mistress-
And now Iíve paid my dues.
I tamed the towns that hired me,
And all it cost was you.

Someone told me yesterday-
You live in Santa Fe.
Married to a merchant...
And doing well they say.

I guess sometimes a man must choose-
Do what he has to do...
I made the bed in which I lie-
And all it cost was you.

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Cuddlez
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1 posted 09-15-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for Cuddlez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cuddlez

I sense you are feeling very regretful lately. So sorry......
Cuddlez

Time flies? Say it not so, time stays we go.
Denise
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2 posted 09-15-2000 08:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad tale, very well written.

Denise
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3 posted 09-15-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Amazing poetry buddy.....this one is exceptional
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4 posted 09-15-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

So often the price we pay, dear Troubadour, is not fully felt until far into our lives. I enjoyed the old west in this piece, and as always, your remarkable poetic voice.

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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5 posted 09-16-2000 01:40 PM       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~
Sometimes in our reminisce, too late,
we find things that have cost too much.

This is a sadly-written piece of you.
~*Marge*~


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JamesMichael
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6 posted 09-16-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Understanding...my foolishness has cost me a few loved ones...James
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Love.  Sad.  Love.
 
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