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Below is the poem entitled POKIN' THE BEAR--- A COWBOY'S SONNET which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There is somethin' about taking a dare,
Leapin’ before looking, walkin’ the rails,
Ignorin’ the dang sign, pokin’ the bear,
Then lyin’ on a bed of rusty nails.

I’ve juggled pistols, sashayed on hot coals,
Told the devil truths, lied to a saint,
Gambled with my life, played craps for my soul,
But I never said I was what I ain’t.

Now, there are warnings one oughta obey,
'Cause friends should keep friends from certain danger,
And sometimes there is a much better way,
Then mouthin’ off to black-hatted strangers.

Partn'r, I’ll try to change, you got my word,
I'll zip my lips, but can I give the bird?

For Francine. LOL. Hugs.

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  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:47:00 AM
    made my morning! love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 8:01:00 PM
    You made me smile! This is great!~Tammy~

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:39:00 PM
    Now why? do they call that the bird???? LOL I expect an answer! How are you Dee? Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 6:14:00 PM
    LOVE IT! what a hoot. I miss reading these great works. Take care Lee

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 11:32:00 AM
    This is really great, Cyndi. All of a sudden I am seeing all these poking the bear poems!! I am heading over to check out the contest page! I think I've read several and yours is one of the best!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:45:00 AM
    very clever and fun to read. i liked your cowboy language!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:26:00 AM it and love it - :) :) :) - Wish you luck in contest !!! - Have a lovely day - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:23:00 AM
    Cyndi, hold your tongue woman ha ha, I have tried one...David

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 10:18:00 PM
    haha I love it Cyndi