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A Cowboy I'll Remain

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 01-30-2000 12:47 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

Faintest smell of cedar-
Wafted by the breeze...
Bitter edge on that North wind
Spells impending freeze.

My face is numb and windburnt
Im used to it of course,
Too long Ive made my livin
From the storm deck of a horse.

Dark falls in half an hour...
My horse and me are tired...
He s thinking of alfalfa...
Me of  a good hot fire.

With beans still good from yesterday
Some bacon and some bread
Strong coffee drives the chill away
Before I crawl in bed.

Wake up in the mornin
Before the sun will rise..
Ill have my pony saddled-
Before daybreak paints the skies.

I have no dough to speak of-
And not a speck of fame...
But if you want a title-
Cowboys what I claim.

Broken bones and bruises-
Are all a part of life...
Hours in the saddle,
That wind cuts like a knife.

Plant me on the prairie-
Ill sing this last refrain...
A cowboys life is what I lived
A cowboy Ill remain.

01/29/00 Austin, Texas


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Justina
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Posts 27
Kansas City. MO


1 posted 01-30-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for Justina   Email Justina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Justina

I like this!  I am from Texas, a small town south of Amarillo.  So I know what it's all about!!!  = )  Take Care!!
Justina
Little_Spyro
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since 01-09-2000
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San Diego, CA, USA


2 posted 01-30-2000 12:56 AM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

I'm from the West--the coast, that is--but I wouldn't know much about this...thanks for educating me!

Little Spyro T. Dragon
Denise
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3 posted 01-30-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another wonderful cowboy tale! I never tire of them!  

Denise
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4 posted 01-30-2000 01:00 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Gunslinger, my grandfather broke horses on the 101 ranch. I love cowboys. Great poem!-SEA
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Just makes me want to build you a campfire, Slinger.
Here's a warm blanketing hug to shelter
you from the cold.
~*Marge*~


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Gene
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since 01-23-2000
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Colorado, USA


6 posted 01-30-2000 01:33 AM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

"A cowboys life is what I lived
A cowboy Ill remain."

True to the spirit.

Thanks for that glimpse into a cowboy's life.

Hi Gunslinger,
I'm the "Man from Colorado." --remember that movie, with Glen Ford?

Nice to meet ya,
~Gene (My parents named me after Gene Autry)
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 01-30-2000 01:50 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

And nobody tells a cowboy's tale like you do.
Liz
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Gunslinger, you know how much I enjoy your work. Your word wizardry is delightful in this piece...

"From the storm deck of a horse."
~~~

"Before daybreak paints the skies."
~~~

"Plant me on the prairie-"



...masterful use of language.

Claire

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9 posted 01-30-2000 01:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ever sice you started posting here, everytime I think cowboy, he has your face. You ARE the everyman's cowboy in my mind. Another excellent rendition.
 
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