Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,718 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Tarzan Gonzalez - Poem by Juan Olivarez

Tarzan Gonzalez, a wild Mexican man,
drinks beer after beer out of a can.
He is a hero to all the young men,
who idolize Tarzan just out of the pen.

He's on a pace to drink twenty four,
before he starts swaying and they show him the door.
The man is amazing, he drinks like a fish,
He spends pockets of money, as if he were rich.

Tomorrow he will be flat on his back,
staying in bed with a new heart attack.
Waiting in bed till the sun goes down,
then he'll get ready, and go into town.

He's not a bad guy, he just loves his beer,
nothing else matters it's what he holds dear.
Five days a week he works for his pay,
then it's all gone in a couple of days.

But Tarzan is happy, so what can you say,
he goes to church and swears that he'll stay,
out of any trouble, for the rest of his life,
I hear that Juanita wants to be his wife.

This poem is not meant to insult anyone.
It is taken from real life. I have taken a few liberties with
the facts though. Tarzan did have a real first name,
but we never knew it, everybody just called him Tarzan.
Also he was never in the pen, it was just the county jail,
and you can figure what he was in there for.
He did marry Juanita and stopped drinking,
About a year later he moved to California and we never heard
from him again.

5/12/10 29 palms ca.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, July 16, 2010

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