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A Bottle in Hand


I lay on the ground and cried.
Why, oh why, did I have to die?
I saw it happen before me.
It was the only thing I could see.

Watching it caused me much pain.
I was driving too fast in the rain.
With a half full bottle in my hand.
No way I would miss the band.

My mind it could not grasp.
It all happened way too fast.
The car just slammed into a tree.
And in that, it was the end of me.

I rose off the ground and cried.
Why, oh why, did I have to die?
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John Lowe

I rode as a bullrider on the pro rodeo circut for several years.I also was deployed to Iraq four times during OIF and was injured 3 times.My poems come from the heart break of being apart and the love of what I do and have done. more…

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