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My Wild West

Out here in "Colo-rah-dee"
It's dry as dry can be
Dustbowls do get rowdy
As far as you can see

Ranchers cook upon the fire
Some coffee and some beans,
There something to admire
Have been many movie themes

Buffalo Bill did travel here
Many years ago
Drive up to see, have no fear
There's lots they have to show

Travel up to the plains
Where buffalo and antelope roam
You will never be the same
It may become your home

For out here we live simply
Our clothes and boots are worn
Our middles may be dimply
Our shirts they may be torn

Mountains may surround us
And blaze in summers sun
Gold has caused many to fuss
That's how the west was won. 

So come on out to see
The country at its best
I chose to live here for me
Because I love the West. 

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Excellent poem for the wild west contest, I enjoyed your verse Jennifer, xxx

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:54:00 AM
    I remember driving out of the Rockies and on to the plains where we saw Pronghorn Antelopes running along the highway faster than we were driving...Awesome sight!...Thanks for this, Jennifer - Tim

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:12:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:30:00 AM
    I really like your cowboy poem. I am quite confused on this contest however. In very small print, he asks for free verse, but I am seeing almost everyone do rhymes for it. I thought of trying free verse, but only rhymes come to my mind. Maybe I should just do a rhymed one anyway. I think all you guys doing rhymed ones are doing GREAT.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 12:51:00 PM
    Nice images of a western theme you've conveyed. Good luck in the contest Jen. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Nicely done on this cowboy theme. My husband read my cowboy poem and now teases me about liking cowboys but what the heck I live in cowboy country lol love phyl

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Hi Jenifer,,, he he he..Like Roy, on the bottom this is my kind of poem... I'm a country gal,,, and I wish i still lived out in the country here in Texas...always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 3:01:00 PM
    My kind of poetry, too, Jennifer. Just a couple of suggestions... I couldn't find "Colorade" with a Google search, so maybe this is a typo. Also, I would change the form from "Free Verse" to "Cowboy" a form which is always rhymed and metered as this one is, and uses a Western theme, as this one does. Free Verse is not normally rhymed and does not use regular meter. I'll send you a Soup Mail. Check your Inbox.