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Cowboy Poetry

Don’t give me a “drug store” type cowboy Who’s never lived life on the trail I want the bow-legged real McCoy Who can throw a steer by its tail What I seek, is Cowboy poetry That composed from experience Not what some dude’s impression might be Who’s Cowboy like in appearance He can’t know what it’s like to ride drag Eating dust all day from the heard How to calm Doggies on stormy nights Singing a song of soothing words The real Cowboy is lanky and lean Can sit in a saddle all day Lives on hard-tack, coffee and beans As that’s sometimes the only way To tell of life on a cattle drive A poet needs to “walk the walk” So that when he put pen to paper His poetry will “talk the talk”

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  1. Date: 11/28/2011 9:40:00 PM
    absolutely love this poem <3

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 10:32:00 PM
    but gosh, Charles, what people today herd cattle and live on coffee and beans. That time is long past. that's why there are only drugstore cowboys these days. I think you might be like my husband, longing for a simple time when men were men and women were women. My hubbie watches lots of old cowboy movies. Do you know where a person can be an old fashioned type cowboy today?

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    Date: 11/15/2011 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, Nope - the only places left where a person can experience the old "West", as it was in the past, is a dude ranch. I was no doubt, replaying some old Western Movies when these thoughts came to mind. There may still be a few real cowboys on some raanches and on the rodeo circuit, but hard-tach, coffee & beans - NO WAY!