Roadie Poet #16: Tattoos

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Day off yesterday.
Hambone went and got a tattoo.

Flaming road case.
Hard to describe.
It fits;
no one loads or unloads a truck like Ham.

Made me look around.
Most of the crew’s got tats.
Lots of tribals.
Cuffs circling ankles
wrists
upper arms.

Nothing meaningful.
At least,
not the way Ham’s is.

Me,
I don’t need a tat.
Not a physical one.
This life,
the road,
the shows,
the travel,
the food,
the people,
That’s my tattoo.
It’s inside me.
Living
breathing
beating

along with

my heart.

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13 Comments

  1. Thomma Lyn

    September 13, 2009 5:46 pm

    Very nice! I love RP’s style — so earnest.
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Corn Sprouts =-.

  2. bunnygirl

    September 13, 2009 7:08 pm

    Good stuff! I <3 Roadie Poet!

  3. Megan

    September 13, 2009 9:39 pm

    Mmm, I like this. So simple, yet so profound.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..The Texicans by Nina Vida =-.

  4. DogsDeserveFreedom

    September 14, 2009 9:48 am

    Very nicely written.
    .-= DogsDeserveFreedom´s last blog ..Guess the Breed #5 =-.

  5. Raven

    September 14, 2009 10:12 am

    Nice poem, simple, to the point, and heartfelt.

  6. Dee

    September 14, 2009 10:47 pm

    ah, I like this 🙂 poetry and rock and roll, it all flies 🙂
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Anger =-.

  7. Lesley

    September 15, 2009 12:20 am

    Nice! I need a tattoo. I think that I shall have to get myself one one of these days.
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..Wierdest Art Lesson Ever! =-.

  8. Joanne Olivieri

    September 15, 2009 5:46 pm

    Love the style, very creative and well written.
    .-= Joanne Olivieri´s last blog ..Today.com Deceptive Practices – In The Porn Business =-.

  9. sandy

    September 15, 2009 11:14 pm

    I like the feel of the poem. Personally, I can’t see why anyone actually choices to have a tat. I think they’re a bit degrading, unattractive and make me go ooooooo no.

    You can’t get rid of them if you change your mind. And I love how people are afraid to age a flu shot, but pay big bucks for a tat which not only involves needels, but bleeding. ??? Hello, anyone home.

    Sandy
    Thanks for placing my advert, it’s appreciated. Been awhile since you’ve been by for a vacation…pop in.

  10. ann

    September 16, 2009 5:19 pm

    Very interesting perspective. I never looked at it in that way. And I don’t need a tat either. 🙂
    .-= ann´s last blog ..Ahhh forget about it =-.

  11. Jannie Funster

    September 17, 2009 6:28 am

    Me neither. My crows feet say it all, lots of laffs, lots of love.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..It’s All Picnics And Cartwheels Until The Fire Ants Bite =-.

  12. Celticlibrarian

    September 17, 2009 6:54 pm

    This dude really thinks about things. I adore Roadie Poet. Also? I imagine that if he ever did get a tattoo, it would be something totally unique.
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Music Videos from the 1980s =-.

  13. Alice Audrey

    September 18, 2009 11:39 pm

    Cool thing about that kind of tat is it never stretches out of shape.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Suzie’s House 131: A Way In =-.

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