Jim Boone

Rookie - 112 Points (March 24,1937 / McKinney, Texas)

Lonesome Roads - Poem by Jim Boone

Lonesome Roads

Was the best character
Andy Williams ever played
An Academy Award performance
About a man who could sink his
Teeth into anyone and eat the
Life out of them, belch, flash
A big life-ending grin and shout
“NEXT”! !

It takes someone special to attract
A man like that; someone who thinks
Someone else has all the answers
Someone overcome with a need
To live life to the fullest
Whose favorite cliché is:
“Experience is the best teacher”
So “teach me tonight” please.

It takes an insecure over-achiever
To devour the weak and willing
Rather than initiating dialogue
That can diminish insecurity
And turn the needy into
The focused and needed.

Lonesome, dusty roads can choke you
Or shake you up right now, today,
Or for generations yet to be

One of these days, someone
Like that is going to try
To walk all over you.
Shore up! !

2008


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2011



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