(we, the undersigned, put forth his name)

whereas Reggie Leach was born and played
minor hockey back in my home town
the Rifle fired his first five hundred here
slapped his way into the NHL

(we, the undersigned, put forth his name)

whereas some of us weren't always fair
to the Native kid on borrowed skates
chippy goolies and Ukrainians
in the corners with our elbows up

(we, the undersigned, put forth his name)

whereas Reggie on a playoff run
could make a dad go buy that new tv
put his youngest by the window; place
the split antenna in her tiny hands

(we, the undersigned, put forth his name)

whereas photos from the old Tribune
of Reggie smiling with the Stanley Cup
curled their corners, dropped off bedroom walls
left a square of where they used to be

(we, the undersigned, put forth his name
to the Hockey Hall of Fame
we, the undersigned, put forth his name
to the Hockey Hall of Fame - therefore,
we, the undersigned, put forth his name
to the Hockey Hall of Fame)


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    General CommentPetitions: ipetitions.com/petition/rivertonrifle/ , petitiononline.com/TheRifle/…

    Whenever I think there's nothing I could like more about John K. Samson's music, he goes and does something like this.
    in1929on September 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! What does 'Chippy Goolies' mean?
    rickythejeweleron January 09, 2011   Link

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