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Friday, August 31, 2007

Jim Morrison's first poem


Rolling Stone Magazine online has a terrific slide show of Doors memorabilia, including Jim Morrison's first poem, which he wrote in fifth grade:

The Pony Express

The Pony Express carried the mail
Over hill, over dale, over rough
rugged trails.
And the brave men that carried it didn't
complain, for they knew they were helping
their good countries name.
They rode and rode through strong
winds and rain, just to carry the
mail and build up our name.
Over Indian country and great sandy
plains, they carried the mail and shared
our great fame.

Shades of "Riders on the Storm"?

http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/16165662/break_on_
through_the_lasting_lega/photo/1/large

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