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    Senior Member Uncle Bill's Avatar
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    Default Gotta boogie for a spell,...

    but I'll leave you with a little poetic GDG.


    Jake, the rancher, went one day
    To fix a distant fence.
    The wind was cold and gusty
    And the clouds rolled gray and dense.

    As he pounded the last staples in
    And gathered tools to go,
    The temperature had fallen,
    The wind and snow began to blow.

    When he finally reached his pickup,
    He felt a heavy heart.
    From the sound of that ignition,
    He knew it wouldn't start.

    So Jake did what most of us
    Would do if we had been there.
    He humbly bowed his balding head
    And sent aloft a prayer.

    As he turned the key for the last time,
    He softly cursed his luck.
    They found him three days later,
    Frozen stiff in that old truck.

    Now Jake had been around in life
    And done his share of roaming.
    But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked --
    It looked just like Wyoming !

    Of all the saints in Heaven,
    His favorite was St. Peter.
    (Now, this line ain't needed
    But it helps with rhyme and meter)

    So they set and talked a minute or two,
    Or maybe it was three.
    Nobody was keeping' score --
    In Heaven time is free.

    "I've always heard," Jake said to Pete,
    "that God will answer prayer,
    But one time I asked for help,
    Well, he just plain wasn't there."

    "Does God answer prayers of Some,
    And ignore the prayers of others?
    That don't seem exactly square --
    I know all men are brothers."

    "Or does he randomly reply,
    Without good rhyme or reason?
    Maybe, it's the time of day,
    The weather or the season."

    "Now I ain't trying to act smart,
    it's just the way I feel.
    And I was wondering', could you tell me --
    What the heck's the deal?!"

    Peter listened very patiently
    And when Jake was done,
    There were smiles of recognition,
    And he said, "So, you're the one!!"

    "That day your truck, it wouldn't start,
    And you sent your prayer a flying,
    You gave us all a real bad time,
    With hundreds of us trying."

    "A thousand angels rushed,
    To check the status of your file,
    But you know, Jake, we hadn't heard
    From you in quite a long while."

    "And though all prayers are answered,
    And God ain't got no quota,
    He didn't recognize your voice,
    And started a truck in Minnesota ."

    When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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    Senior Member Jerry's Avatar
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    Bedias TX


    That is SUPER!!!

    Think I'll see if there is a spare seat in the front row tomorrow my ownself.

    "Where The Hell Is Bedias, TX?"

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    Very cool !!!
    Topgun Retrievers

    Brad Haynes
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    Nice & thought provoking also. Thanks!

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    Take care of youself UB, I've lost two friends (good dog people) this last week. Tain't a good feeling at our age. Bill -- Like the message though, B
    Last edited by Bill Watson; 08-28-2011 at 11:13 PM.

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    Senior Member Mark Littlejohn's Avatar
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    Conroe, Tx


    With your permission, I'll get some mileage out of this little poem.

    Jake the Rancher can now thank all those who fought and died so that, among other things, we can go to the church of our choice tomorrow, take care of our families, play with our dogs, and choose to goof around on this little corner of the www.

    Thank the next Veteran you see.

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