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He's Country

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He's Country

Walking down a dusty trail
Leading his horse along
You can hear the jingle of his spurs
As he bellows out a song

His boots are muddy and broken down
His wranglers, worn and dusty
He smiles and pushes his stetson lower
Dreaming of the gal he's soon to see

He's country, full of country
From his hat down to his boots
He's country, full of country
Rockin' his southern roots

The stars have been his blanket
The open range, his bed
There's a gorgeous sunset in the west
As he pushes on ahead

Although he loves this life he has
He's been on the trail too long
For nothing compares to the beauty
Of the one he misses when he's gone

He's honest. He's a family man
He loves the Lord his maker
He'd give up all for those he loves
This cowboy, he's no faker

He's country, full of country
From his hat down to his boots
He's country, full of country
Rockin' his southern roots

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  1. Date: 11/30/2014 12:39:00 PM
    i can hear this as a wonderful song - many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan x

  1. Date: 11/30/2014 1:35:00 AM
    BETHANY. Congratulation, enjoy your win. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 6:46:00 PM
    I agree with every comment posted here. Your talent can produce any form of poetry you choose to tackle... But while strict rhyme and rhythm is needed for "Hillbilly" or Traditional western, modern western is not as regimented.... I love your style..... Jake

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 12/6/2012 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoy it!
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:14:00 PM
    This is a good subject for a poem. I have written sailor poems but not westerns. I like the way the words paint such a realistic picture of the scene. It would make a great song if it were first revised so that all the verses have the same pattern of emphasized words. I enjoyed reading this one.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Leo's got it right, dear Bethany! Would make a great country tune! A good one... hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 7:35:00 AM
    A wonderful piece of poetry that I enjoyed reading today Bethany. Love, Carol

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 10/24/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol!
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 5:19:00 PM
    I can just see him strutting along. A polite one as well I bet. Thanks for the image. Love ya, Toquyen

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 10/24/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Toquyen! {hugs}
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my stuff, Bethany. This would make a good western song. Maybe just put a guitar to it. Fine just as is, though. Love, daver

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 10/24/2012 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Daver... I think we both have the same idea for this one. I'm having one of my friends work on the music part for me...and he's a guitar guy :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 4:26:00 PM
    A nicely composed song...if I may paraphrase a Willie Nelson classic, "many of my heroes have been cowboys!" Good work, well done.

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 10/24/2012 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leo....I had fun writing this one. Love Willie Nelson!