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Wanderin Man - Runnin From the Law - Part I
by Richard Lee King
Monday, September 05, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This is a re-post of a poem that I originally posted last September. Iíve since added several more chapters to this story, which Iíll be posting over the next few days.


Quoting the Wanderin Man, “This is a poetic tellin about a situation I got mahself into a few years back. I was hangin out in a little town near the border betwixt Texas an Mexico an…… Well lets jist let the poem tell the story."
Got the pedal to the metal,
grindin her through the gears,
runnin from the law,
and tryin ta outrun tha tears.
She died in tha seat beside me,
yet I got no time ta mourn,
life don’t smell like roses,
but it’s sure got all the thorns
I’m haulin ass down Ol Dixie
with mah eyes on tha rearview mirror,
watchin fer flashing lights,
hopin ta get away clear.
Tain’t likely I can outrun em,
prob’ly shouldn’t even try,
but I had ta get out ‘a there,
don’t want nobody seein me cry.
I’m sure they’ve got mah description,
mor’n likely tha tag number too,
tryin ta escape’em
is prob’ly a foolish thing ta do.
I’m jist lookin fer a way out,
an a place ta swap out this ride,
plannin ta drown mah sorrows,
if’n I can find a place ta hide.
Momma didn’t raise no dummies,
least wise it’s what my brother said
I’m a thinkin if I keep on a runnin,
mor’n likely I’ll wind up dead.
Got the pedal to the metal,
Runnin’er through the gears
while I’m runnin from the law,
an tryin to outrun the years.
To be continued….


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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 4/2/2012
Excellent story...going to read the next part.
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 3/28/2012
the first 'unwise' instinct is to run and believe me, i know. thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 9/24/2011
Bet that could be a poem to base a movie on, in my mind could see this happening, make this a novel Please! Sandi
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/10/2011
Buckle yer seat belt, the ride gets a little scarier when your brakes begin to smoke. Patrick
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 9/7/2011
I can easily see you as a 'bad boy' in your younger days. And your mind still holds those rebellious thoughts and ideas. This would absolutely be a good song.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/7/2011
'life don't smell like rosess, but it's sure got all the thorns'-------VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!! ...'plannin to drown my sorrows'----VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Janna Hill 9/6/2011
Fiction huh? Your imagination certainly gave it life. I'll post an old one I wrote on a road trip to Branson once when we drove through a little town called Damascus.
Thank you.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/6/2011
If you're drivin' that car in the pic....looks like they'll never catch you..giggle....this was fun, Richard! You put us right there in the seat beside you....

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 9/5/2011
I hope they never catch you.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/5/2011
As an old country and western singer and song writer (amateur on both scores) I love kind of song buddy.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/5/2011
That brain of your's is working overtime Richard.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Lowell Bergeron 9/5/2011
Good one, Richard. There's definitely a song here, probably outlaw country. Remember this? "I fought the law and the law won."
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/5/2011
Hah! Sounds like me for about three decades of my life. Hey! Push it to David Allen Coe, he might go for it., if he can life his head up off the bar long enough to read it.
Reviewed by James Johnston 9/5/2011
Hey, Dick,
May be drivel
But it ain't trivial
I been there
Running like a hare

Now I don't dare
Drive like that here
'Cause I have been there
Drinkin' lots of beer!

Ain't this fun! Enjoyed your fiction.....Just (laughin') Jim
Reviewed by D Johnson 9/5/2011
Nice write, Mr. King, reminded me of the following:
"Listen to me son, you're gonna drive me to drink'n if you don't stop racin' that hot rod Lincoln."


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