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The Ballad of Old Will

September 3, 2009
By jbeach SILVER, APO, Other
jbeach SILVER, APO, Other
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Old Will was a man about 6 feet tall,
With eyes as blue as the sea.
He was the guy that knew it all,
But nobody knew him but me.

See the thing about Will wasn't so weird,
But people just couldn't cope.
They laughed and giggled and snickered and sneered
As if he was a joke.

That didn't bother him he said,
But i could see sadness there.
Many things were locked up in his head,
And mainly he was just scared.

Finally one day he faced his fear.
Old Will took a stand.
In one hand a gun - in the other a beer
He shot them man for man.

Then Old Will took off with his head in the sky -
Never did take a second look.
And forever trapped within his eyes
Is each life that Old Will took.

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Anno82 GOLD said...
on Mar. 7 at 1:03 am
Anno82 GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“Peace doesn't come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having Jesus in the boat." -John Ortberg
"God doesn't break things so He can fix them; He fixes broken things so He can use them." -Bob Goff
"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?" -Corrie Ten Boom

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dancestar GOLD said...
on Aug. 16 2011 at 12:37 pm
dancestar GOLD, Westford, Massachusetts
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that was very original, and just very unexpected...i was jst shocked...good job...keep writing and plz check out my work like "Girl Next Door" I think u'll like it :)

on Sep. 22 2009 at 3:57 pm
carlytracz PLATINUM, Manhattan, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"We allow ourselves to dream without fear of how impossible it may seem." -Z.H.
"Anything other than yes is no. Anything other than stay is go. Anything less than 'I love you.' is lying." -John Mayer.

This is really cool! I love the sort of eery it is! Good job! Keep it up! :)