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The Cowboy (A reply to Roxanes challange)

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hoot_owl_rn
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The Cowboy

The cowboy spends his life
In the wide open plains,
With chaps on his legs
And his hands on the reigns.
The saddle beneath him,
The rope in his hands,
He rides on his horse
Over wide open lands.
His horse is his companion,
His lover, his bride.
He treats her with respect,
Compassion and pride.
He spends his day riding
And roping the cows;
His home is the range,
His chores are his vows.
Heís just a simple man,
Not one of great means.
He lives off of jerky,
And coffee, and beans.
He rests in the shade
Out of the hot noonday sun;
Cooks his beans on the fire,
His dinner for one.
He sleeps on a blanket
Out under the stars.
He has no need for riches,
Computers or cars.
Does he envy you or I
In plush chairs where we sit?
No, I donít think so,
Not one little bit.
Heís got no freeways, no traffic
No bosses, no lies,
Just the beauty of nature
Under wide open skies.


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It is better to be silent and be considered a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Lynn
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1 posted 10-01-1999 05:44 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn



I Loved it......
Dark Angel
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2 posted 10-01-1999 06:18 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Hoot, this is great, love it

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


WhtDove
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Hoot I sound so repetative when I reply to your poems. I loved this one! Gave me a giggle. It's a great poem and so true. I don't mind being under the great open skies, as long as it ain't snowin or freezin. You described a cowboys life well. The life as I see it anyway!
hoot_owl_rn
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Lynn, Dark angel and Whtdove...thank you. It is a bit different than my usual stuff, but that's what Roxane wanted and I had some fun with this piece.

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It is better to be silent and be considered a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
toocute4u_27
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I loved this. This truly would be the life to live.
toocute4u_27
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I loved this. This truly would be the life to live.
roxane
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7 posted 10-02-1999 12:09 AM       View Profile for roxane   Email roxane   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for roxane

you know i post a challenge hoping that you guys will have some trouble with it, i get great poems like this one...... grrrr
honestly- i liked it. the simple life, the inattainable dream of it all... <sigh> i wish i was a cowboy, except for the chores part and possibly not having a computer because i'd be away from passions... nice job
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks toocute

I'm glad you liked it roxane, thanks...I myself couldn't do without the computer

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It is better to be silent and be considered a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Pepper
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Hoot..this piece is wonderful....I loved the picture you painted here......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Dragoness
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10 posted 10-02-1999 03:42 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

I always wanted to be a cowboy......but alas I'm a girl ! Loved it!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

johnt300
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11 posted 10-02-1999 03:56 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Hi Ruth,
I liked this a lot. I wish I were back in those times, many days, doing just what you have written.
Tyson
hoot_owl_rn
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Pepper and Dragoness....thank you both

Tyson....only if that horse isn't your lover and I'm riding the range along with you
chanelle
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13 posted 10-02-1999 12:00 PM       View Profile for chanelle   Email chanelle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chanelle

Really makes you think! Sometimes i wonder if we don't just live to work while others work to live. Well done :-)
Sunshine
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14 posted 10-07-1999 05:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You met the challenge quite well. This is a very good descriptive piece...
Andrew Scott
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Lady Hoot: You paint a pretty picture there Mam. My hat's off to you for a truly nice read - the best I've found today. Thanks for sharing... now I got to go and russle me up some little stray doggies (read that as pick up my kids... urban cowboy don't cha know.).
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks chanelle and Sunshine

Sir Andrew...thanks for the laugh and your kind words
Denise
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17 posted 10-07-1999 09:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

WOW! Another excellent poem from Hoot!

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