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I wash and clean
primp and pluck
and gussy up
I shave and cut
**** in my gut
and smile double
it's a lot of trouble
to be invisible
MT Browder Nov 2019
I lost my happy...my soul is spent
Don't know were I put it
or where it went
I looked behind my dollar bill
and in a death defying thrill
I looked behind your fake smiles
and at the end of 26.2 miles
I looked in the whiskey bottle
and in my car at full throttle
I looked on the waves at high tide
and on an epic motorcycle ride
I looked in my new car
and traveled near and far
I looked in a nettle hot
and found it......not
I looked in doctors chairs
and overdid the pill repairs
I looked in old empty friends
who did not make amends
I lost my happy...my soul is spent
Don't know were I put it
or where it went
MT Browder Nov 2019
I've built this machine with bleeding hands
I've shaped it to cheat the wind
I've shined it with polish and sweat
I've balanced it with feel
and powered it with iron and steel
I've become one with it and gave it life
I know air like the falcon
I know speed like the cheetah
and I do not have fear
for this is where my spirit is forever free
tribute to all those who took their final lap on the track
MT Browder Nov 2019
There aint but one way to love
It's all in with the hand you're dealt
It's pedal to the metal till your pistons melt
There aint but one way to love
It's down to your last dime
It's every second of every time
There aint but one way to love
It's no regrets no what ifs in the end
It's heart in your throat when you hit send
There aint but one way to love
It's your guts all in a knot
It's a deep breath and your last shot
There aint but one way to love
It's all in with the hand you're dealt
It's pedal to the metal till your pistons melt
MT Browder Nov 2019
What it means to be the
force that stands
What it takes to be the
force that's ready
What it gives of self to
be the force deployed
What it wants from a
nation free and proud
What it needs is a
simple thank you
What it gets has to
be enough
What it believes
doesn't matter
What it does
is whatever it's ask
What it is----is you
I'm a veteran, this is for my brothers and sisters
MT Browder Nov 2019
I walk in a minefield of egos
tiptoeing around pet peeves
dodging triggers
careful with words
very careful with words
quick with a compliment
soft with a suggestion
very soft with a suggestion
taking abuse with a smile
taking abuse with a smile
taking abuse with a smile
MT Browder Nov 2019
Number 1 was a bogey
2 was a double
3 was a par
4 was a lot of trouble
5 went in the water
6 found a tree
7 made me pay
8 was a snowman in more than one way
9, I was glad to see a par 5
and make the turn at least alive
a beer and teed up 10
and found the beach....again
11 went out of bounds
12 saw more strokes than the polo grounds
13, a birdie, put in from nearly thirty
14 made me really think about
why the hell I came out
15, next to the range and drain pipe
....hey why does my ball now have a stripe
16, could I please have a ball
17 found the grass that was real real tall
18 was a three putt, the green was very sloping,
with a little more practice, I'll be ready for the open!
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