May 17, 2006

a poem by my pa


Here is a poem by Joe Poltz that I put a little music to. You can hear him read it in his own great voice by clicking below. My Dad loves to watch westerns and it is really is fun to watch them with him. So I guess this poem is inspired from his watching all those old Gary Cooper films. My Mom will sit and do the crossword while my Pa watches the westerns. You can smell the food cooking in the kitchen and the sounds of the horses clopping along from the speakers of the TV set. Enjoy, laugh, read, eat and smile and watch old movies.

Click Here to listen to Joe Poltz Read!

A Hunted Man
by Joe Poltz

They came riding into town that day
The three of them together
The town folks said they were after me
For I had slain their brother
It happened in a saloon one night
A woman was to blame
We both were more than a little tight
It really was a shame
They called it a dirty drunken brawl
The folks all gathered Ďround
They hungered for the sight of blood
As we tumbled to the ground
He pulled his knife and cut me twice
But then I caught my breath
He lunged at me but didnít see
my knife that caused his death
they ruled it self defense that day
and said I should leave town
his brothers three would want revenge
they vowed to shoot me down
now I wander day and night
just a few steps from my grave
itís a fearful way to live you know
but itís the only life I have
so now it seems Iíve left the fire
and hit the frying pan
I guess itís just my destiny
To be a hunted man

Posted by steve at May 17, 2006 8:57 PM


Cool beans!

Woulda been a good Country Dick song.

Posted by: Rev. Spankalot at May 17, 2006 9:43 PM

Your pa rulez. :)
And you're not half bad yerself.

Posted by: Anad at May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

Steve , your dad seems like a real cool guy . Bring him to our next LRC and he can hang with my dad and watch golf......and westerns.
Love ya tons , Matt and Teri

Posted by: matt at May 18, 2006 4:14 AM

LOL!! I jest noticed that you blotted out the logo from your pa's shirt. No free advertising!

Posted by: Anad Niaga at May 18, 2006 11:01 AM

steve's pa is super duper is his ma. they are the sweetest people and they prepare quite a fresh and tasty breakfast complete with fresh grapefruit.

it's good to see your dad steverino. i hope he is enjoying the dodgers' season. it looks like that nl west is going to be a tight one all year. but hey, tight is always better than loose, right?

gotta go.

Posted by: jorge at May 18, 2006 12:18 PM

Your dad is too cute! Is he going to make it to Frankton in the Fall???

This just reminded me of the look on your face when your dad called you when we were in Columbus!

Posted by: spring at May 18, 2006 2:56 PM

Your dad is too cute! Is he going to make it to Frankton in the Fall???

This just reminded me of the look on your face when your dad called you when we were in Columbus!

Posted by: spring at May 18, 2006 2:56 PM

Would your dad happen to be a Johnny Cash fan? Very nice. It reminds me of going to my wife's grandpa's house when he watched these horrible old TV show westerns from the 50s & 60s. That's not an insult.

Posted by: Jamie the Cat Guy at May 18, 2006 7:23 PM

PoppaPoltz oughtta hook up with Tom Russell and/or Dave Alvin!

Posted by: Rev. Spankalot at May 18, 2006 9:51 PM

Cool gold chain. . . Go Joe!

Posted by: aussie!! at May 19, 2006 12:54 AM

Great Poem Mr. Poltz. Steve, more maracas in your song please, sounds like them darn rattler varmints we encounter now and again on the ranch. Makes us rustlers feel at home.

Posted by: Greg at May 19, 2006 6:00 PM

Kudos to Mr. Poltz and Junior. Hey Greg, can I can hang out at your ranch? Rattlesnakes excite me. Bumped into one Wednesday and it was the highlight of my week! :-)

Posted by: Dawn at May 20, 2006 9:16 AM

Your dad is a lovely man.

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