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The Cowboy Way

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-02-1999 11:04 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

“The Cowboy Way”

Have you ever seen a cow give birth
Or watched a new-born foal-
Take it's first few wobbly steps
And shiver in the cold?
Or rolled out of your blankets
On a cold West Texas morn-
To go outside and hay the stock
And curse the day you're born?
To saddle before daylight-
When the frost is all around
And have a really salty bronc
Throw you to the ground?
For these and several hundred more
Are what a cowboy knows-
Like breaking broncs and digging calves
Out of the prairie snows.
And sitting in some bunkhouse
And reading magazines-
And every woman on the page
Does haunt him in his dreams.
He dreams of home and fireside
Of laughing boys and girls
A wife to say, "I love you".
Blue eyes and golden curls.
And when the clock awakes him
To face another day
He realizes dreams like this
Won't last on Cowboy pay.
But when he's pushing young stock
Out in the early fall
And watching as the geese fly south
And weaner yearlings bawl-
Even though he's getting old
His hair is turning grey
He wouldn't trade it for the world-
He loves the Cowboy way.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-02-1999 11:10 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Enjoyed this, GS... very much!
Watcher666
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Enjoyed this much!!

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