cowboypoetry-1602

The Women

I’ve never met a rancher’s wife Whose toiletries aren’t filled with strife Cause when they want to take a bath They have to move the newborn calf Whose washing machine has quit again And the clothes are hanging in the rain I guess that machine just ain’t able To digest the fencing staple She must …

cowboypoetry-1512

The Old Time Christmas

I liked the way we used to do, when cattle was plenty and folks was few. The people gathered frum far and near, and they barbacued a big fat steer. The kids tried stayin’ awake because, they reckoned they might ketch Santa Claus. Next mornin’ you’d wake ’em up to see, what he’d been and …

cowboypoetry-1510

Lest We Forget

“Never again,” was the heartfelt motto, “Lest We Forget,” became the Veteran’s Day theme, But the big guns did not long stay silent. And Peace is still a will o’ wisp dream. In the “war to end all wars,” I had one grandfather on each side. For my parents, my brothers, sisters and I It’s …

cowboypoetry-1508

Let Us Ride

Let us ride together Careless of the weather Blowing mane and hair Miles ahead, no cares Sound of hoof and horses sniff Trotting down the Milk River With the wind let’s slip Let us laugh together Young one or old To the crack of the leather When it is cold Break into a canter Shout …