Friday, July 12, 2013

Ode to Randy Travis

Born and raised in the Tar Heel State
Bein' a country star was Randy Travis' fate.
But first he spent some time in juvie
His early years sure were a doozie.
But a talent sure was he
Randy played that guitar with glee.
He started makin' records and movin' up the chart
A manager named Lib gave him a jump start.
Turns out he married that cougar one fine day.
But he kicked her to the curb when she turned old and gray.
It was a wild ride on the way to the top.
The hits kept comin' and never seemed to stop.
 Then in the 90's I'll be damn
Everythin' dried up like a nasty old clam.
He tried some gospel and an acting gig or two
Sadly his life turned to a pile of poo.
Found nekkid and drunk after wreckin' his Trans Am
Threatenin' the lives of the law dogs ain't too glam.
Demandin' cigs in a store with no clothes on
He must have regretted that at the crack of dawn.
Randy's life is now critical after a stroke from an infection to the heart
His legacy may go down like a rank, stinky, old fart.
 
 
 
 


13 comments:

  1. Poor Randy. So tragic and sad. But I really enjoyed your poem :)

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  2. I didn't know he was going through brain surgery

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  3. Great poem!! Maybe when I am in a bad place you could write about me and make me laugh...

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  4. Oh I heard something lately about him. I didn't know he had a stroke. I loved his "Forever, Amen" song. I sang it over and over and over. I guess he became a one hit wonder after all. I do feel sorry for him.

    Now onto other fun stuff:
    THANKS FOR LOVING MY HOT RED HEELS!!!!

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  5. Very clever poem. What a sad spiral down for Randy. I am not a big fan of his music but I hate to see anyone fall "into a pile of poo."

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  6. Excellent Poem!!! Very nice...

    As for Randy??? Really sad. Kinda crazy (no pun intended).

    Happy Friday, Slu

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  7. Great singer, but he does have a drinking problem. I wish him the best.

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  8. Perfect poem!! He lives just a few towns over from me here In Texas. He lives in Tioga and is in a hospital in Dallas so i've wondered if he's in the same hospital as my Dad. They can both play guitar together. I heard his cougar wife kicked him to the curb and took his money.

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  9. When I first saw that picture, I thought you were going to talk about that creepy old preacher guy from Poltergeist II. But, it's worse.

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  10. Damn those teeth can shine, down into the crap heap, hate to see anyone there.

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