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One More Roll

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John Yaws
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Texas


0 posted 05-22-2000 11:16 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

Aches, and pains, and bruises, and always on the go.
Whether he wins or loses, he has to rodeo-
Ft. Worth is his first stop, Las Vegas is his goal-
Ten head, a shot to win it all; he’ll give her one more roll.

One more roll, another card, or mailed in entry fee…
It is a vicious cycle, but at least he’s living free.
Twelve years on the circuit, he’s never placed real high-
By now he knows he never will, but still he has to try…

He’ll never be a Freckles Brown, or be a Donnie Gay-
Or ride like old Ty Murray, but he keeps on anyway.
Those roadmaps on his features, all say he’s growing old-
But still he packs his riggin’ sack, to give her one more roll.

One more roll, another hand; just one more entry fee-
I guess you’ve figured out by now, I’m singing about me…
A cowboy, born with itchy feet; if I never make my goal-
No one can say I didn’t try, I’ll give her one more roll.




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netswan
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1 posted 05-22-2000 11:49 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Well, Gunslinger that is what life
is all about ---- give it a roll!

Wonderful poem!

~netswan
Angelwings
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2 posted 05-23-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

Wow gunslinger~
  What a wonderful poem.  You have such talent with words and such dedications shows.  Thank you for sharing it with me.  Keep going with your dreams in your heart.
Denise
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3 posted 05-23-2000 02:11 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent, John! You know, I think one of the best character traits that someone can possess is that of never giving up. A person certainly attains more than if they had never tried or quit trying even though they may not reach their ultimate dream.

Denise
 
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