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John Yaws
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0 posted 09-21-2000 01:57 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


Youíve been sitting there just laughing,
Ever since I came in here.
Iíve been driving hard since Tucson-
Thought Iíd have myself a beer.

I guess we do dress differently-
Me, with boots, and jeans, and hat...
You wear leathers, fly your ďcolorsĒ
I see nothiní wrong with that.

You ride your big old Harleys-
And I ride my Brahma bulls.
But your lives sure do seem empty-
While the one I live is full.

Weíre both misfits in this crazy world-
They say weíre both insane.
Me, because I love my freedom-
You, because you love your gang.

Youíve had your fun at my expense-
From the time I stepped inside.
Iíve tried hard, hoss, to ignore you...
But youíre stepping on my pride.

I guess the odds are kinda long-
For me to talk this way.
And if I was a smarter man-
Iíd probably walk away.

You see Iím just a cowboy-
But I wear the brand with pride!
If you canít mind your business...
Then follow me outside!

Thereís ten of you, and one of me-
But I guess thatís all right.
It might mean itís a massacre-
Rather than a fight.

All I want is elbow room...
And you want room to ride-
I gave you yours, now give me mine,
Or follow me outside.




"You come into this life crying, while the world rejoices. Your goal in life should be to live it in such a fashion, as to leave this world rejoicing,
© Copyright 2000 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-21-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yeah, you tell 'em!! Cut 'em down to size!!

Denise
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2 posted 09-22-2000 06:46 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 this !
Live and let live -
~*Marge*~


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JamesMichael
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


3 posted 09-22-2000 06:56 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice read gunslinger.
If it's going to be ten to one
I sure hope your packin a gun...James
MMoonchild
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4 posted 09-22-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for MMoonchild   Email MMoonchild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MMoonchild's Home Page   View IP for MMoonchild

Well, I certainly hope he gave you the room you needed ..not sure I would want to come up against you outside there
~~soft smiles...enjoyed the words
Maureen
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5 posted 09-22-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

One riot....one ranger. You would be my choice for that ranger, 'slinger  
inot2B
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since 09-18-2000
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6 posted 09-22-2000 10:09 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Wow, you sound like you just rode in from one of our Texas ranches to the local bar. Around here they make room for both types of riders. I did enjoy this poem!
Alison
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7 posted 03-10-2013 03:13 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

So happy to find more of your poems here, John.  You already know that I am a fan.  Should I tell, Ida?  Probably should.

Alison
 
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