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Journey's West

A cowboy's journey west
Traveling wagon train was the best

No Mercedes Benz or jumbo planes
Carved forests, climbed mountains, & plowed the plains

Beans and cornbread soothes hunger pangs
A bonnet or ten gallon hat protects our brains

Sleeping under stars watching asteroids
Resting our butts and healing hemorrhoids

I smell the Pacific from across the valley
And yell in delight, "We're now in Cali!"

Copyright © Abe Lopez

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  1. Date: 4/30/2012 2:17:00 PM
    Fun read.

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 5:56:00 PM
    enjoyed, it is hard to believe how they made the trip with all the hazards.

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 4:07:00 AM
    i love the cowboy lives and ways, its all bout nature. how sweet is that. I never saw the reason for the bonnet or gallon hats, now I know it was to protect their brains, enjoyed,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 7:22:00 PM
    Thankxxx Abe .. appreciate your reading my poetry tonight.. been a while and good job choosing Raul as your first place winner in your MLK contest.. your responses have been just as great for the new contest too.. happy weekend..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 5:39:00 PM
    Yes, we do lack the olden days and ways

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 1:48:00 PM
    Neat write Abe and good luck in Debbie's contest... this is so fun to read and a great view of the cowboy... u are receiving some wonderful entries for your contest as I have been reading on my day at the beach... good luck judging so many wonderful poems... my entry for Debbie is Catalog of the Cowboy... luv.. from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 1:37:00 PM
    Don't you wish we could go back to those simpler days, Abe? Thanks for taking us on your fun journey. Best wishes, Carolyn