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A Cowboy Is:

A Cowboy Is:

A cowboy is rough, rugged, willing to fight.
Accepts challenges from natural plight.
Fearless when danger passes his way.
Honorable when justice needs his stay

A hardworking, relentless, cattle driving man.
Eagerly pressing as hard as he can. 
Hot headed at times insisting with flair.
Wielding a rifle, throwing a chair.

Singing his heart to the light of the moon.
Wolves and coyotes along with him croon. 
Howling their souls upon the night breeze.
Hoping one day to feel true love’s squeeze.

Persistently trekking to the journey’s end.
Working together securing every bend.
When at last their steer is sold for meat.
They hoop and holler down the dusty street.

But when it all is said and done,
And cowboys finish that tiresome run. 
They hold their women very near.
To a cowboy, family is mighty and dear.

© March 12, 2011
 Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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  1. Date: 4/2/2011 5:47:00 AM
    "Throwing a chair".....I Love it...Congratulations on your BIG WIN

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 11:27:00 AM
    Many congratulations Dane Ann on your win in Tirzah's contest with this fine piece....:)

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 7:55:00 AM
    A heartfelt congratulations to you Dane Ann for your win in Tirzah's contest "A Cowboy Is". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 8:25:00 PM
    Super Congratulations dear Dane Ann for this win.

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 2:45:00 PM
    Congrats Dane Ann on your super first place win in the Cowboy contest my friend.. amazing words..amazing win.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 12:05:00 PM
    Indeed this is what a cowboy is! You captured the cowboy spirit perfectly in your poem - enjoy your win!~Tirzah~