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Day work On The Muleshoe "L"

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-17-1999 04:03 PM       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

Me, and “Red Ken” Bowen-
Signed with the Muleshoe L..
Up in the Southern Rockies-
With a landscape out of Hell.
I was a Texas cowboy-
“Red Ken” was purely green,
It was the greatest setup
Those boys had ever seen.
When it come to ropin’ ponies
That foreman said, “Hey, Herc”!
“Give Ole Tex here, that snip-nosed bay-
The pony needs some work”.
“And give ole Red, old Dunny-
He looks about his speed”.
The dun horse looked near thirty-
Sway-backed and scabby kneed.
It all went well till saddled-
I tightened up my girth,
And barely hit the saddle-
When ole Snip, he left the earth.
Them boys started laughin’
Even dumb “Red Ken”-
The foreman called, “No time for that”
There’s cows to be brought in”!
A point I won’t belabor,
Became a sad old song-
The others gathered cattle-
I rodeoed along-
That pony pitched the whole day through
If he could find a spot
Even somewhat level
Though that took quite a lot.
We drew our pay that evenin’
The foreman called us back..
Said, “See ya in the mornin’”?
Or some such stupid crack-
I looked that twister over-
Said, “Go right straight to H---”!
I’ve had a belly full of you-
Snip, and the Muleshoe L”.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


1 posted 12-17-1999 07:11 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You add a very talented and unique flavor to these forums, GS..... Nice work, as usual.....
Sally S.
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Posts 887
Ohio


2 posted 12-17-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

A great story, wonderfully portrayed.  You have many sides as well.  
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3 posted 12-17-1999 09:47 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Reading one of your poems is like opening a jar of bar-b-que sauce and taking a big whiff.
 
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