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"Ridin' it to the End..."

When a Man sets out to do Poetry he already has to figure it will be taken into some kind of odd consideration to begin with.Oh, Who Cares !

"Ridin' it to the End..." A Poem about our Endless Journey!

"All Aboard for the Journey"...I hear called out by the conductor in a forward car...   I will ride this thing till the end of the line...Surely...I don't care just exactly how far.    [Picture from the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad]

"All Aboard for the Journey"...I hear called out by the conductor in a forward car... I will ride this thing till the end of the line...Surely...I don't care just exactly how far. [Picture from the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad]

Life is a Journey....There is something profound in Life about Hanging on 'til the End of the Journey. This is a Poem from my Life's Journey...Painted Out Across Words Of A Poetic Canvas. The "Wanderer" song below sets the tone...for exactly what Johnny Cash brought to music with his particular style. I set out to pay tribute to Johhny Cash with my writing style...or in my own words...in a manner which I could actually believe he could sing in a song. I was shootin' for "The Highwaymen" in style and texture of words. (I got'ta admit...even if I have to say so my own self...I think I hit pretty dang close to the mark.)

Cowboys...Hang on till the End of every Ride...with every buckin' Bronco...and every wild Bull...that they adjust their riggin' to....startin' right out'ta the chute. How do I combine the thought...the drive...of Hanging on till the very End of the Ride? Well...By using a pic of one to inspire the true feeling of Hanging on to the End of the Ride....for starters!

Johnny Cash sang a lot about "Travelling". Johnny had the presence as a singer...of one who I could very easily...imagine talking to while climbing into a passenger train car...or even after hoppin' a train way out in the middle of New Mexico...Nowhere Territory. There...Johnny would be in the back of an 'ol railroad car...strummin' a guitar and singing a song about travelling...and providing words of wisdom for the Journey we are all on.

Hope you enjoy my "Manly" Poetry Tribute to Johnny Cash, Travelling, Trains, Cowboys "Ridin' it to the End"...and this Great "Endless" Journey...We are all on...Enjoy the Ride!

Signed, Manly Poetry Man

Go out "Walking" with Johnny and U2 below.

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As the train moves from the station...I see the track that lies ahead of me...

Turned Neither... to the Left or the Right...I will go "head-on"...Ridin' into destiny.

I came here to ride this thing...You can bet...I'll see it through...

Thousands of miles I've been before...Thousands more...have I yet to do.

And with the Spirit of an able man...I'll conquer that...which lies ahead of me...

A Spirit of one who is free in the wind...A Spirit of one who'll be...what he wants to be.

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The train has left the station...and I move farther on...

The train churns its steel wheels...and pushes me further...along.

"All Aboard for the Journey"...I hear called out by the conductor in a forward car...

I will ride this thing ‘til the end of the line...Surely...I don't care…how far.

I have saddled-up...and ridden many a hard, lonely trail...

I have crossed desert lands on foot...yet always did prevail.

I have climbed a mountainside...just 'cause it got in my way...

I have rode into many a town...just to save the day.

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Who am I...you know me well...your Spirit has not lied...

I am the one who can always be found...out here in the countryside.

I travel out here always...finding that which lies ahead...I was born to ride...

My Spirit is along this track...always moving forward...it has never died.

Look...to the one thing in your life that says it is time for you to move on...

Grasp that which is fleeting...because...up ahead it might be long gone.

You are a traveler...and you have joined me on this train...upon which I ride...

So...Sit back and enjoy the view with me...as I watch what lies ahead...all in stride.

And Know...that the minute one Journey ends...another one begins...which will always be...

This train that we are riding on....right here and now...goes on and on...right into eternity.

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© 2009 ManlyPoetryMan

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