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Giddy Up

When I was only four years old
I'd ride my mama's broom
I'd chase those villains everywhere
Well, until she swept the room

She kept it in the kitchen corner
I called it his corral
Whenever trouble came to town
I'd reach for my best pal

Now every cowboy needs a horse
And mine was the best of all
Cause when he finished fighting crime
He cleaned up his own stall

Now Roy Rogers had his Trigger
And Tonto had his Scout
And though my horse never had a name
He was loyal without a doubt

I rode that stick horse everywhere
Until the vacuum took his place
A friend like that was hard to find
And impossible to replace

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  1. Date: 8/9/2010 9:04:00 AM

    Congratulations Larry on your win in Barbara Gorelick's contest "Your Favorite Form Of Transportation". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:33:00 PM

    Very cute and sweet poem. It was quite imaginative as well. would have never thought of a child's imagination when it came to this contest. Congratulations on your placement in the contest!

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 9:33:00 PM

    very very clever one, Larry. Congatulations!

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 8:43:00 AM

    Congrats, my man. Great job. Ralph

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 8:19:00 AM

    I never would have thought of this, but I rode my mom's broom, too, pretending it was a horse. Very witty! Love the humor, Larry. Congrats on your success in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 9:43:00 PM

    Congrats on your well deserved win, Larry

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 9:29:00 PM

    Congrats Larry on your winning poem in BG's contest with this wonderful write on your mode of transportation.. horses fascinate me and are my favorite animal next to dogs...and cats.. enjoy another sweet victory ...with luv..

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 9:20:00 PM

    Larry, I tried not to look when judging..but I had a feeling this was yours. I just loved it. Congrats and thank you for participating in my contest. BG

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 7:37:00 AM

    Very nostalgic, Larry. Awesome write. Ralph

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 5:03:00 PM

    I remember doing that too! I had almost forgot...thanks for the memories!