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The Loser's Hall of Fame

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John Yaws
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0 posted 05-12-2000 02:45 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

“I wonder what the future holds”?
The old man said to me.
Forty, somehow, seems so old…
When one is twenty-three.

“I made a pile, with perfect style-
The bottle brought me down.
Why early in the fifties…
I took the “All Around”-

Back then I had my choice of girls-
A different one each night.
“Buckle polishers” I guess…
I know that isn’t right.

I rode the bare-back ponies-
I’d really shine my boots…
Sometimes at night I hear the cheers,
When I’d come out the chutes.

I married Amy Chadwick-
A rare, fine lady, too…
It broke my heart, the night she called-
To tell me we were through.

Whose fault? Why, mine! I did her wrong-
And that, time after time…
When Amy left, I drank the more-
It started my decline.

Till now, my name is like a joke-
I’d give you some advice…
If you would follow down that road…
I’d think about it twice”!

I watched him as he limped away.
Then hunted up a phone…
Said, “Hon, I’ve got to ride tonight-
And then I’m headed home.

I’ll “turn out” there, at OKC-
I’ll spend next week with you-
And, babe, I sure am sorry…
For all I’ve put you through”.

I owe the man a mighty debt-
And I don’t know his name…
No doubt it must be written large-
In the “Loser’s Hall of Fame”.

© Copyright 2000 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 05-12-2000 02:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! Another heartbreaking tale. This one packs a mighty punch. Very well done, John!

Denise
brian madden
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since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


2 posted 05-12-2000 03:15 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Thanks for giving me something to think about, just barely an adult I often forget about the responsibilities of life. Your story has helped me to keep my feet a little bit more grounded. Well written.
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


3 posted 05-13-2000 07:23 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Wonderful writing gunslinger..and some lessons to be learned.   James
Kit McCallum
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4 posted 05-13-2000 07:31 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Great writing Gunslinger! You've captured a wonderful story full of lessons in a gentle and flowing poem. I enjoyed it immensely!

Best wishes,
/Kit
 
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