The sinner's prayer

The sinner's prayer

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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                                The sinner's prayer

I knew every tavern on Highway 35 in Texas. I drank a beer and some whiskey in almost every one. Those Texas girls loved me. I could two-step and waltz and I could sing every Hank Williams songs from front to back.

I was Family tradition bred. Daddy loved the women, the drink and the long highway. I planted his tattoo on my arm and I followed his path to war, women and the whiskey. Daddy prefer the rum.

I loved Austin, Texas the best. Las Vegas ain't sin city. Visit Austin, Texas on a hot night in the Spring or Summer. Muses, sirens, angels and devils are roaming 5th street. 40 plus bars and dance halls. Beautiful Texas girls roaming, willing to steal and break your heart. They may hold you tightly, kiss you harder and make you want more. Texas women are the best. They tell you straight. If you are going to  lucky or not.

I get to Austin early for the two dollar Long Island ice teas special till 9 pm and I do the sinner's prayer.
"Old Johnnie is wishing and wanting.
A long leg Texas red hair girl who can dance, talk a-lot and can drink the strong whiskey.
Ain't looking for heaven. I'm looking for girl who can talk Texas, who can dance till dawn.
A girl who can laugh and who isn't afraid of the Austin nights.
I'm here and waiting."

All of a sudden. Dear Joy is sitting with me. A auburn hair Texas beauty who stole my heart many times. She asked. Are you waiting for me or waiting for no-one? I give her my biggest Michigan smile and I told her. I did my sinner's prayer and you came. You are my wish, my beautiful Joy. She smiled and she asked. You ain't too tire to dance. Old Army didn't wear you out. I need a man who can Texas two-step till dawn. I want a man who will sing me a song of praise at 8am and I will want some more. Can you handle the job, hard and cold soldier?
I smiled and I kissed her. I told her. I'm your man dear Joy. Do what you please and what you need. I have no place to be or go.
                             John Castellenas/Coyote

© 2017 Coyote Poetry



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the drink and the long highway. I planted his tattoo on my arm and I followed his path to war, women and the whiskey. Daddy prefer the rum.

Liked this part of it. That is some story there. You paint with words, your imagery is wonderful. keep penning onward.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Closer than me. I went back to my home state Michigan. I enjoyed your poetry today. You became my mu.. read more
writeriam

3 Months Ago

i just sent you an old one of mine. if you have time.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

I will read now.



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Love it feel like I’m there
You have a way with your. Just words great stuff

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Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Thank you dear Julie. I appreciate the comment.
Juliespenhere

3 Months Ago

No worries
I know every truck stop from Dallas down to Laredo. Unfortunately never had the chance to visit one of the bars. Austin is definitely a favorite town though. Great write!

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Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

I never dislike any tavern in Texas. I spend six years at Fort Hood. Austin, one of the great cities.. read more
A soldier, a Texas bar and lots of pretty girls. Not sure why, but this one raises thought of Robbie Robertson, Somewhere Down The Crazy River. I am learning from your poetry, John. Cheers!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Cheers Karen. I saw many places at New year. Austin,Texas know how to celebrate. I do recommend. I w.. read more
the drink and the long highway. I planted his tattoo on my arm and I followed his path to war, women and the whiskey. Daddy prefer the rum.

Liked this part of it. That is some story there. You paint with words, your imagery is wonderful. keep penning onward.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Closer than me. I went back to my home state Michigan. I enjoyed your poetry today. You became my mu.. read more
writeriam

3 Months Ago

i just sent you an old one of mine. if you have time.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

I will read now.
loved it john,loved the music,i think we all have a poem titled sinners prayer,i guess we`re like country music singers and writers,we live the same life in our words

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

I love song too and thank you my friend for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
 wordman

3 Months Ago

always a pleasure john
I love the way you describe this wonderous place called “Texas” and its women based on your experience. Im from south east asia, but you just gave me a glimps of how liquor and women are in Texas! Great write!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Austin, Texas. Best New year party in the USA. 10,000 people celebrating and getting along. Thank yo.. read more
Those ain't just words, those emotional words, relating to sweet memories, nice one , john :))

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Thank you Nora for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
Nora

3 Months Ago

My pleasure :))

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