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Ranch Hand Sunset.

Upon the flushing milieu of twilight,
     Vague shadows of the ranch hands brook.

 A proud slow march on hackneyed legs,
     In the slow emergence of autumn’s dusk.

Today’s sullied labor grimes the worn denim chaps,
     In the dawn to dusk harvest of the seasons haying.

An aching exhaustion on sweat muddied faces,
     The price and the pride of the old rancher’s toils.

Barns piled high from the summers green fields,
      The homestead prepares for the silver of winter.

Lost in the muted glow of sunset’s backdrop,
     The prairie echoes thanks with a soft cowboy song. 

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  1. Date: 10/23/2008 10:40:00 AM
    The imagery is wonderful. Felt like I was there. The last two lines were my favorite. You don't really think about all the hard work if you are not there doing it. Thank God for the ones that do. Chrsitie

  1. Date: 7/12/2008 5:22:00 AM
    Our first "legal" immigrants came to WORK for a better way of life and their lives became legends. Hard working honest decent Americans who wore thwir callouses and dust with pride. God help us with what we have coming here now. Great write. Vince