Certain to Be A Country Classic, Maybe


Certain to Be A Country Classic, Maybe


the night I heard Buddy Holly sing

I was driving a cattle hauler out of Big Springs

headed to Amarillo

it was 3 in the morning somewhere between Lubbock and Planview

I pulled in at a Flying J for coffee

when I got back on the road the cattle were restless

so was I

thinking abut my ex

trying to stay somewhere between the middle of the memories

and the middle of the road

you might no understand

and I’m not a drinking man

but somewhere on that long lonesome road

Buddy Holly’s voice

came though the radio

the radio wasn’t on

he said, Lane this is for you

he started laying on me

I never even flinched

out came Peggy Sue, That’ll Be the Day,

That’s’ What They Tell me-That’s’ What They Say

that one bout killed me

Oh Boy, True Love Ways, Not Fade Away

we drove though the Texas night

me and the cattle and Buddy

a slight rain started to fall just out side of Amarillo

my mind was full of her memories

Buddy finished up with Raining in My Heart

the cattle were quiet

a tear slid down my check

and the music stopped

true story

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Its hard to lose someone from death or a piece of paper One day you will find one who loves all of you for who you are Marie

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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