Buddy Bee Anthony

Veteran Poet - 1,422 Points (Minneapolis Minnesota)

Hard Drivin Man - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

In Hay fields or open waters
Clearin brush and workin land
tends his sheep up on high mountain tops
drives herd through Rio Grande
Rests briefly, in the clover
for a chew, his one true friend,
Red Man
And the heartache's never over
for a hard drivin man
Fishing nights in deep sea waters
His achin body makes a stand
Pushes hard til arms fall out their shoulders
Just like a well cooked ham
There'll be no respite til sun up
then schools come in again
No peaceful sleep forthcoming
for a hard drivin man
You see him waterin the horses
flaggin balls for sports grand slam
He's slingin hash on chain gang road crew
Pays his debt to Uncle Sam
In this Hell he finds no solace
It's his God's master plan
Another day of bone break work
for a hard drivin man
So, when you see him on your highways
over windswept sea or sand
Show him loving kindness
He built the towns you're livin in
Paved the roads you tramp all over
his dusty trail has no end

and his heartache's never over, cause,
he's one hard drivin man
And his heartache's never over
for this hard drivin man

Buddy Bee Anthony

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by my father

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 25, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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