Alfred Ramos

Rookie (3-2-1945 / California)

Ode To Josiah (Living In A Car) - Poem by Alfred Ramos

He ran
Fast as anyone can
Away from home
He chose to roam
Didn’t get along
But he took his song
He ran far
Now living in a car
Not much company
Such an epiphany
Freedom rang
Every time he sang
Sleeping in his car
His pillow his guitar
Song his creation
The road his destination
Dreams he has many
Doubts, no room for any
His heart so large
His soul in charge
Living in a car
Guided by a star
As if blind
He left so much behind
Stubbornly he wanted more
Wind beneath his wings to soar
Fast foods, fast times
Hard hills, hard climbs
Living in a car
Healing of a scar
Like a baby bird has flown
Alone into a zone unknown
Why he made a dash
Was he headed for a crash?
He made a hard choice
Hoping for one to hear his voice
Can this boy sing?
To him it’s everything
And it will do him good
He’s going to Hollywood

Comments about Ode To Josiah (Living In A Car) by Alfred Ramos

  • (3/16/2008 11:02:00 AM)

    hi Al, here are the two links you and others interested need to see.

    One thread topic is called OK SO i HAVE A PLAN..this thread talks about the birthday plan and what kind of stuff we are looking for and ideas and future projects

    The other is called put all stuff for the birthday car project here. Here are the links

    http: // OK SO i HAVE A PLAN

    In case these do not work, simply type into google or yahoo browser the words josiahlemingfans and you will see the link several down (the word issue is in the right one) or try Once there, go to the index or message boards and look for the folder called chatter and that is where the threads are. Your poem is in the put all stuff for the birthday care project here..maybe the second page. Also check out the first page for what kind of stuff we are looking for. Maybe you would like to do some more stuff. Also welcome as many things as people want to put in as we started it late and not a lot yet.

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  • (3/16/2008 11:00:00 AM)

    also if you have not seen him since the show, please go here to his brother's you tube http: // to see the deep, poetic lyrics he has written, hear his mad piano skills and original musical compositions and him singing several songs

    and see all his stuff and also to his myspace http: // fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=96470600&MyToken=6ae255e1-5aed-4997-bca9-1ada829edd08

    Here nearly 2 million views have taken place and you can hear 5 more of his songs and lyrics as well as purchase much of his work (some songs like one last song and bad news baby are not for sale yet. Josiah also recently left LA where e had a lot of interested people and he expects a cd and a 35 city tour this summer. My personal song favorite of the 21 he has are one last song,31 pages, and dream reality. If you have not heard him off the show, you are in for a treat. Yes, his story touched me as well. also they did not mention that his mom has a rare incurable cancer and is very ill she has a blog about it and she has really suffered.

    And let me know if you find it post a message there and also let me know what you think of my song ballad of Josiah Leming. I also did a little poem called a car. Thanks for much for letting us include this in the book and for your words and responding so quickly Al (oh I put Alfred in the post. If you prefer Al let me know and I will change iCome be a part of our fan site and see what's going on we would welcome you..we are going to do another bigger thing for him later

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  • (3/15/2008 5:49:00 AM)

    very great job. I sent you a message sir about including it in a car related fanbook to Josiah for his birthday. Hopefully you got my message.

    Here is the link if you did no and of course, you will be credit with it and I would be ever so grateful if you didn't mind..I am sure Josiah will love It.

    You may want to see the song I did on the same theme set to the tune of Ballad to Jed Clampett (Beverly hillbilly them at same link, If any Josiah fans happens to see this by March 23rd or so, please come contribute to the book

    http: //

    Wow I see you are a prolific poet

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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