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almost home

He had plastic bags wrapped 'round his shoes
He was covered with the evening news
Had a pair of old wool socks on his hands

The bank sign was flashing "5 below
It was freezing rain an' spittin' snow
He was curled up behind some garbage cans

I was afraid that he was dead
I gave him a gentle shake
When he opened up his eyes
I said,"Old man are you ok?"

He said,"I just climbed out of a cottonwood tree
I was runnin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze
After jumpin' into Calico creek
I was walkin' down an old dirt road
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone
'Cause I was almost home..."

Then he said,"I was just comin' round the barn"
'Bout the time you grabbed my arm
When I heard Momma holler son hurry up
I was close enough for my old nose
To smell fresh cobbler on the stove
And I saw daddy loadin' up the truck
Cane poles on the tailgate
Bobbers blowin' in the wind
Since July of '55
That's as close as I've been to being home 

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  1. Date: 12/7/2009 10:55:00 AM
    THIS IS THE SONG "ALMOST HOME" I LOVE THIS SONG U R A VHEATER LOL J/K I STILL LOVE U THO

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 5:58:00 PM
    This is a remarkable piece of work! Going to my favs! Peace and love, audrey

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 11:49:00 AM
    Excellent write, I loved the song about the man climbing down out of the cotton wood tree. Can't remember the actual title.