Buddy Bee Anthony

Bronze Star - 2,788 Points (Portland Oregon)

Hard Drivin Man - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

In Hay fields and open waters
Clearin brush to work the land
tends his sheep on highest mountain tops
drives herd through Rio Grande
Rests briefly, in the clover
with a pinch of chew, his one true friend, Red Man

And the heartache's never over
for a hard drivin man

Fishes all night in deep sea waters
His achin body makes a stand
Pushes hard til arms fall out their shoulders
not unlike a well cooked ham
There'll be no respite til sun up
then schools come in again
No peaceful sleep forthcomin
for a hard drivin man

You see him waterin the horses
flaggin balls for sports grand slam
out slingin hash on chain gang road crew
Pays his debt to Uncle Sam
In this Hell he finds no solace
in this God's master plan
Another day of bone break work
for a hard drivin man

So, when you see him on the highway
over windswept sea or sand
Show him loving kindness
He built the town you're livin in

Paved the roads you tramp all over
his dusty trail has no end
and the heartache's never over,
for a hard drivin man
And the heartache's never over
fore he's one hard drivin man.

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Buddy Bee Anthony

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by my father

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 25, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, January 9, 2017

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