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A Country Song
by Ronald W. Hull
Sunday, July 29, 2007
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He taught us how to live.

A Country Song

(Dedicated to John Denver)

My life's just a country song,
hop on and ride along.
Ride the rails from dusk till dawn.
Life's just a country song.

Smell the morning new mown hay,
nothing sweeter to greet the day.
Out in the pasture the colt's at play,
chasing those filly blues away.

Hitching a ride by the thumb,
spanning the states with ease.
counting the clouds passing by,
imagining kingdoms in the breeze.


Guitar in hand the vagabond,
weaves his magic with a song.
Sings for his supper all night long,
good friends and a country song.

Mighty rivers flow to the sea,
upstream is where you'll find me.
Seeking to find the river's source,
singing its praises in my verse.

Mighty mountains touch the sky,
I'll be out where eagles fly.
Singing songs of long gone by.
Can you take me home?


In the moonlight she will be,
the only fire light that I see.
Singing songs to keep me home,
so no more will I roam.

We'll marry in the forest glen,
with all our friends gathered in.
I'll sing us songs of our story,
and the good life that has been.

We'll raise the kids to live free,
not much of them will we ask.
Except that they will still love us,
when our time has come to task.


Copyright 2007 Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/14/2012
Touching! I can hear him singing this!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/30/2010
A lovely lyrical tribute to John Denver, Ron. Thank you for sharing it. I hope he is still singing wherever he is now in the infinity of time and the cosmos. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 12/26/2008
That was a nice walk down the path of my memory toward a simpler time in life. I too miss his music.
Cheers J'nia
Reviewed by Michael Guy 9/19/2007
Yea, youve reminded me how I miss John's singing, he was a real country-folk songwriter without all that Nashville tinsel! A true wilderness-mountain poet in song. I'll have to stop by the music store and pick up a collection on CD again (all my old stuff like his is still on unused LPs) You write good poems for mainly a Novelist!
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 8/5/2007
A well deserved tribute to a wellknown singer. Great job!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/1/2007
A well expressed tribute to who I think
is the true king of country
Thank you Ron
For sharing

Peace be with you
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/30/2007
I love his music, I love this tribute to him and I still miss him and am so thankful we have his very special music to listen to.Great work Ron!

Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/30/2007
I use to love the spirit of that guys music. Loved where he lived too! This was a fine song Ron, one I would like to hear put to music. Blessings ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/29/2007
Great dedication to an icon Ron...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/29/2007
I, too had my problems with Denver, but one thing I could not deny, the man could sing his ass off . . . Very good poem, Ron . . .
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/29/2007
I met this man in Texas. He was just as you saw him with no pretrnse and no holier than thou. He was a humble man who made everyone around him comfortable and in awe of his voice and heart. He was a private man but would offer aid to those who needed him. I had the impression then that his heart ached for someone far away and that he'd made her untouchable....even to him. In all the time I spent with him he will live on as a kind man with a special gift of spirit and to this day, I know he still lives among us.
Thank you!
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 7/29/2007
Nice and dedictated to a wonderful man. Lady J
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/29/2007
Just love it.....he was one of the best country singers for sure!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/29/2007
Good song and tribute to John Denver, not exactly one of my favorites, but still a good singer nonetheless...Peace, ed & rufuz

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