Last Cowboys
 

Once Upon A Time,

Men Ran A Center Dotted Line,

They Were One Of A Kind,

A Breed In A Time Gone Blind.

 

It Was A Lifestyle,

That Lasted Quite A While,

As They Covered Every Mile,

With A Love That Made Them Smile.

 

The Trucks Were Big,

With Different Names For Each And Every Rig,

And Paintings Ran Their Sides To Tell Stories,

Of These Last Cowboys In All Their Glory.

 

With A Helping Hand,

They Became One Big Band,

Eighteen Wheelers Across This Land,

In An America That Was Once Grand.

 

Nowadays The Pride Is Gone,

Just A Job That Drags On Too Long,

As Pay Gets Lower And The Workers Grow Poorer.

 

No More Chrome And Painted Trucks,

Just CEO’s That Want That Buck,

Isn’t It Just Our Luck,

The Greatest Country In The World,

Is Starting Not To Give A ...

 

 


 

 


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StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 5/19/2008 12:32:12 AM
VERY GOOD! I applaud you on this for it is so true. Many do not realize that it is the truckers that keep the stores full, the gas tanks full, and the country moving.

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For twenty seven years I drove a variety of what they call the big rigs from coast to coast. Through those years I've seen truckers sacrifice time with their families and friends to make this once proud industry the back bone of this country making sure everything from diapers to food were at every store you go to. I remember seeing the pride showing on the trucks as each privately owned eighteen wheeled monster rolled down the highway polished and chromed with murals that told of their lives or their dreams. It was nothing to feel your car rocked as one of these beasts swept past and your eyes landed on Dragons, Rolling Prairies with Covered Wagons, Cowboys and Indians to space travel. Now truckers are being pushed for more time away, less pay and its all gone corporate thanks to the Government. So now our highways are filled with plain looking dirty and mostly unmaintained trucks that not even the kids look at anymore. Sometimes things do suck!
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