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I Finally Made the Paper

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John Yaws
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I finally made the paper,
In my hometown, yesterday.
The story said, Tomorrow-
That they’d put me away.

Condemned, and sent to prison
Almost twenty years ago.
Why rub the salt in Mama’s wound?
As if she didn’t know.

I finally made the paper-
It said at six o’clock…
The man would pull his lever-
And I’d take the six-foot drop.

A murderer, unfit to live-
Is what the paper claims…
And what reproach I've brought upon
A decent family’s name…

I grew up poor, but honest-
And dreamed of wealth and fame.
I finally made the paper-
But my name went down in shame.

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Jeffrey Carter
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1 posted 05-19-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOW GS,
Very poingant piece of writing

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

Marge Tindal
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2 posted 05-20-2000 06:48 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~
What a reminder of something a wonderful high school teacher told me -
'Do everything you do today like it was going to make the headlines tomorrow.'

I enjoyed this reminder of what happens
to some .. when it's too late to undo it.
~*Marge*~


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JamesMichael
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3 posted 05-20-2000 07:41 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I enjoyed reading this gunslinger...James
Danny Holloway
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4 posted 05-20-2000 11:18 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Well, guess most of us make the papers at least twice in our lives, when were born and when we die!  Be nice to be in the headlines for once!
~~nice writing Six-shooter~~
brian madden
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5 posted 05-20-2000 11:31 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Condemned, and sent to prison
Almost twenty years ago.
Why rub the salt in Mama’s wound?
As if she didn’t know.

A murderer, unfit to live-
Is what the paper claims…
And what reproach I've brought upon
A decent family’s name…

I grew up poor, but honest-
And dreamed of wealth and fame.
I finally made the paper-
But my name went down in shame.
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Fantastic as always.

 
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