letter to jim


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    Dropped off my friend Jim in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area in Oregon 1971..haven't heard since...

    letter to jim

    we left you in the mountains
    an American flag stuck in your pack
    maybe your bones are up there now
    an offering to some God
    you'd like that
    from the mountains to Coos Bay
    you said 
    then back to logging again
    your strength was back
    your mind still a little befuddled
    you told me what milk blood meant
    i wont forget
    the time you threw the cowboy
    out of that bar in Ontario
    he called you 'mam'
    we got out of town
    the Valley Station rodeo
    they called you Geronimo
    slept on the ground in the high plains prairie
    drunk from beer
    and the sweet smell of the mountain storm
    dried our bags in Rawlins
    headed back ot Oregon
    threw hay bales around for a month
    Good Luck to you Jim
    your spirit lives on
    I still drink a beer to you
    and that mountian that
    holds your bones

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    Teardrops commented on letter to jim


    He was your wild side in life and maybe he is still around walking with the wolves and bears . He maybe teaching big foot to make him more social . He is the friend you will never forget and you shouldnt . He lives on in your heart great poem lane



    Thanks TD...Bigfoot might be teaching him social manners!! Train

    RHPeat commented on letter to jim


    The wild and crazy friend that everyone loves because they are who they are and nothing else. Real to the marrow in the bone, they are all they have and all the take with them. In the end it's all they leave behind: Who they were as a truth in life. A poet friend//RH Peat

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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