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0 posted 2010-10-16 12:08 PM

I dropped my scuffed old riggin' bag-
Out there behind the chutes-
Dug around and found my spurs-
Then strapped them on my boots.

I rosined up, and dropped my rope-
Across a hairy hide...
A buddy fished my rope for me-
I readied for the ride...

I'm on my rope and ready-
And, Lord, those horns are wide...
I wait until he's steady-
Then I nod and cry, "Outside".

Rodeo and romance,
Are much alike you see...
To see if you can stick or not,
You pay your entry fee.

Sometimes a ride will start so well-
You think it's in the bank.
But just before the buzzer sounds,
It turns out double-rank!

I've had my share of go-rounds...
I've won more than a few...
But the hardest fall I ever had-
Was the one I took from you.

Rodeo and romance-
Is the only life I know...
I'll guess I'll point my pick-up truck,
To one more rodeo.

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passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 1999-08-26
Posts 45577
1 posted 2010-10-16 03:30 AM

you should get a book together! The old cowboys would sure love it!

Member Rara Avis
since 2007-09-16
Posts 9271
So. El Monte, California
2 posted 2010-10-16 10:46 PM

I think everyone would enjoy it.

The Lady
Member Rara Avis
since 2005-12-26
Posts 7634
The Southwest
3 posted 2010-10-17 10:31 PM

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held every January in Elko, Nevada. YOu would be a hit Gunslinger!

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