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Now That You Are Gone

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 05-12-2000 02:15 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

Lonely nights without you-
I’ve spent out on the road.
Rides I’ve made to win a buck-
And times that I got throwed.

Chili for my breakfast,
And coffee on the run…
I find it very hard to believe…
We used to call this fun.

But fun is for the youngster-
My age is gaining fast.
My best years on the circuit…
I know are in the past.

The miles stretch out before me-
How long can I go on?
There’s nothing to go home to…
Now that you are gone.

You must have told me twenty times,
Why didn’t I believe?
You, when you said, “I’m getting tired-
Someday I’m gonna leave”?

The Fort Worth show, then Houston-
Then west to San Antone-
No sense in quittin’ rodeo-
Now that you are gone.


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netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


1 posted 05-12-2000 04:05 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Gunslinger I will admit I am very tired
and almost didnt' click on your poem
as I know I must be alert for most
your travelin' poems.
To my delight and glad I did,
good easily relate to this poem

netswa
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


2 posted 05-12-2000 06:24 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"There's nothing to go home to..now that you are gone."  How many times have I thought these same thoughts missing a woman I cared for and now she's gone.   James
Nan
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3 posted 05-12-2000 07:12 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

How easily we lose sight of the important things in life - This poem says a lot, GS... Nice work..
poetFemmeFatale
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since 07-25-99
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4 posted 05-12-2000 11:21 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh wow...this was terribly sad.  No one to go home to.  I hope this doesn't tell a real life tale.  I wouldn't wish the emptiness you speak of on anyone.  I know all too well.  You keep that head held high, you hear?     Thanks for sharing!
Denise
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5 posted 05-12-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sometimes we make decisions that later can't be undone, especially when others are involved. This is sad yet has a valuable lesson woven within it! Fabulous writing, as always, John!

Denise
 
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