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1973

Updated on June 11, 2013

Yep,there's no doubt about it, I was the man back in 1973.

I was the homecoming king, the star pitcher on the baseball team, and every dude in high school wanted to be like ME.

As I strolled around campus all eyes were on me, naturally, because I was so FINE.

I was every girl's dream, boy oh boy, did I have them standing in LINE.

You're probaly thinking, this guy sure can EXAGGERATE.

Everything I'm saying is true because in 1973, I was just that GREAT.




Time sure does fly and it's no longer 1973.

So what, if I'm 30 pounds heavier I'm still sexy as can be. Don't you AGREE?

Yep, I've still got it. I dance at night down at the local BAR.

Sure, there's other dancers here, but the ladies flock to see me because I'M the SUPERSTAR!

They love my moves, when I perform, it gives them so many THRILLS.

I love to see them excited as they stuff my sexy hairy belly with dollar BILLS.

Oh boy. You can't beat Father Time, that is the RULE.

It's no longer 1973 or 2003 and now I'm an old big fat bald FOOL.

All those years when I was paid to shake my butt, I drank, gambled, and ate all my money AWAY!

Now these rotten pig headed juvenile delinquents make fun of me with chants of Kojak, Butterbean, Mr. Clean and Uncle Fester all DAY!

After three divorces and alimony payments, the rest of my check doesn't go too FAR.

I'm a substitute teacher during the day and at night I'm the head janitor down at that same damn crummy BAR!

Oh well, I won't complain too much, because there's plenty of guys who'd love to be ME.

Through it all, I'm still a bad man ya'll and I have the memories of being the greatest thing since sliced bread in 1973.


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    • Man of Strength profile image
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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      So did I. I was born a few years a after you. This cane about after hearing my dad and uncles talk about "their day."

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Glory days indeed! I wasn't born till 1975, so I guess I missed out.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Interesting indeed. In 1973, I was living with the girl of of my dreams in our palace in the sky. overlooking SF.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Really a boyhood dream... yeah it was a boyhood dream of mine too ;-)

      Yeah, can't really afford to take huge pay cuts these days, nor would anyone want to!

      I would be really cool if I was in the city, but alas... I live out in the rural parts of Upstate, New York. It is funny though; growing up, the minute you tell anyone you're from NY, they all assume we live with the stars... I just live under them :D

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      It's a boyhood dream of mine. I actually did apply with the fire academy but the wait was so long and I never heard back. Now it would be a huge pay cut for me to start over. Are you in NYC, by the way?

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh crap, that reminds me... I was there again and read your new addition... I must've got distracted before commenting and leaving another comment and shut the computer down or something... I'll have to go back over.

      Wow, I'm totally flattered! To be honest, it's not a job that usually gets too many props until we're standing outside someone's house. I'm passionate about it and nobody does this kind of work for the thank yous. So, why don't you become a firefighter? I was just a drill an hour ago and look, here I am back at hp and nobody knows the difference :D

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Cat,

      That's very true. This poem was kind of an males version of "In the Pursuit of Sexiness". I tried to poke fun at both sides. I actually read your whole profile and learned that you're a firefighter. I admire that career more than any other including law enforcement.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      MOS,

      I got it, seriously... I just was picking on you. A lot of guys can relate to this! Heck, a lot of ladies can probably relate to this... we're just in denial longer :D

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Cat,

      Nope those men aren't me. I was born a few years after 1973. This is about guys who live in the past. Sadly, for some of these men, their high school achievements become their life story. It's usually your dad or an uncle. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks again.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      I had to scroll up and down a few times, just to make sure there was no way that these pictures could actually be you! :D ... I also had to get out the fingers and do some counting... I'm guessing you weren't old enough to be the man in 1973... with that said; I bet there's a lot of fat, bald guys who were cool in 1973 just crying over this hub!

      Very funny!

      Up and others! + Sharing

      Cat