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Working Cowhand

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-17-1999 12:05 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

“Working Cowhand”

The jingle of spurs, and the smell of old leather-
His saddle a creakin’, the sun beating down..
Eyes set in crow’s feet, face lined and weathered,
Hands rough and calloused, his face saddle brown.

Legs which are bowed now, from years in the saddle-
Tattered old talley book, stuffed in his jeans.
He measures his wealth in his friends and his mem’ries-
Who still ride beside him, at night in his dreams.

Born in West Texas, sometimes in the forties-
He’s handled wild cattle, and wild, rougher men-
He never drew wages, or worked for an outfit-
That wouldn’t be tickled to hire him again.

He’s had several friends, and he’s loved a few women-
Back in the sixties he took him a wife...
Then lasted four years, then she left for the city,
She wasn’t cut out for that Cowboy life.

Don’t pity him, stranger. He’s livin’ the good life-
Hard work and loneliness, part of God’s plan-
Don’t call him a loser, he’s holding all aces,
He’s proud to be known, as a “Working Cowhand”.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-17-1999 12:08 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another captivating tale from beginning to end! Just Great!

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Denise

Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
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2 posted 11-17-1999 12:39 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Another well told tale from a gentle cowhand. Well done my friend.
Martie
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3 posted 11-17-1999 01:39 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Another great poem. Sure would like to send it to an old cow poke I know.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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4 posted 11-17-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Another fine tale told Gunslinger
Ohme
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5 posted 11-17-1999 12:33 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

GS, You broght back memories. I think I saw a bunch just like this fellow at a lot of ranch rodeos. Which I think are a lot more fun than the big city kind!

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
FreeByrd
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6 posted 11-17-1999 01:21 PM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Great portrayal of the good life he chose

-RS


 
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