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Cowboy Memory Poems | Cowboy Poems About Memory

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Details | Concrete | |

The Place that Shaped Me

  I left my
  heart   in 
 a magical 
  place. A
  place that
  holds years
 of wonder and
 awe. A place that
 knows me  better
 than any  other place
  I’ve been.  This place
  has changed me and 
     molded me into the
       person I am now.
     The forests, trees, creeks,
    and open skies instilled in 
  me a  love for God’s  works. 
The harshness of the winters has 
taught me to be patient and to endure.     My  small
town is where I  learned the  small-town work  ethic;
you don’t get what you don’t earn  and earning what 
you want takes  a little bit of  sweat  and  tears. Here
I  learned  that  you  don’t  have  to  be  blood  to  be 
family.  Brothers  and  sisters  are  made  throughout
years of school together. We relied on  each other to
be happy. This place will forever  hold my heart and
soul. I  am a small  town  girl  through  and  through. 
It’s who I will always be. Forever. Thanks IDAHO
for  shaping  me  into  something  more  than  I  was.

Copyright © Samantha Farr | Year Posted 2013

Details | Free verse | |

Groundswell Girl - Named by JB

Enter a storybook tale
Where I can be 
The heroine you hail
Lucid dreams of soft reflection
A touch heated with lust and desired protection
A breathe a gasp as we succeed 
Join the fairytale with me
Valiant night within dark eyes
the right movement and I make them shine
like moonlight on the steamy hot spring
care to follow for a little dip with me
Trailing like the water at my fingertips
Grasp me around my hips
As close as the breeze on my skin 
Whisper lies as I let you in 
Lips mumbling up my thighs
bare heart exposed to the sky 
fire burning in my veins
Am I a mistress of this lust or simply a slave
Trembling with desire
Take me till we've lost count of the hours
enter this storybook tale
Where I can be the heroine you hail

Copyright © Jay Loveless | Year Posted 2012

Details | Cowboy | |


They lived on the plains
and in the mountains.
There was warriors
and peaceful tribes.
All wore ornate head dresses
for their celebrations.
Dancing around fires
for successful hunts 
and to tell stories.

Some helped pioneers
others hated pioneers.
White men sent them on a trail
full of heartbreak and death on this trail. 
Just government could sell
their land to another soul.

You had greats like sitting bull
and Geronimo who fell.
Sequoiah who taught school.

Copyright © Michael Byte | Year Posted 2013

Details | Cowboy | |



I sure ain’t no cowboy
And I ain’t no cow gal neither
But I tell ya straight Roy,
I sure am a great horse rider!

It weren’t always that way, coots.
‘Em cows and horses, they scared me,
right out of me teenie boots,
when I was a little shortie.

Uh, why? You wanna know why?
Cos they were buggin’ ginormous!
To me little girl’s eyes,
they were hulkin’ enormous!

But it weren’t only that now
Ya see, me cousins plenty,
tole me tall tales, bout cows
‘n horses kickin’ heads and bull’s gettin’ gorey!

I don’t need to tell ya, as ma would say,
whenever I saw them beasts,
I went out of me way
To give ‘em lots a space!

I collect the time, I had to turn back,
cos I had on me bright red top,
and the bull with the horns cut me no slack,
Jus stared me down to a stop!	

Uh? Oh yeah! Back to me story bout horses.
Twas a few years later,
jus like when ‘em stars shinin’ down forces
I reckon a horse started talkin’ to me!

Ya see, this cowboy, up the hill come ridin’.
He lassoed his horse to a tree,
right on the edge of me ma’s garden,
then he jus trotted off for days, bout three!

So I was fetchin’ water at the outdoor tap,
when sudden-like, I heared this loud neighin’.
Would a scared ya too, right out of ya chaps!
I stared at him ‘n the horse, he stared right back.

Twas like ‘em real show downs.
The kind ya see in the movies.
The silence taut and not one sound,
till he started neighin’ some more!

Me first inkstint was to bolt.
But then I saw the rope.
An’ jus like a lightin’ jolt,
I knew jus what he was sayin!

So I walked on over with the bucket,
and oh, my heart was gallopin’,
hopin’ he wouldn't kick me sockets,
and so he gave me more shock!

I never seen a thirsty horse drink.
That bucket full jus emptied,
before I blinked twice, I think.
So I went to fetch him some more.

A half dozen buckets he drank,
until he could take no more.
But I have that horse to thank,
for gettin’ me over the fear.

And that crazy idiot owner,
well he was no cowboy for sure,
coz they treat their horse like lovers,
and would never leave ‘em like that.

I’ve ventured to ride since then,
with saddles and even bare back.
An' there ain’t no feelin’ like when,
I’m ridin' and astride on me horse!

(SW - completed 3/6/16: based of a true story: cowboy form: with Tristan’s help :) )

Copyright © Sun Woods | Year Posted 2016

Details | Cowboy | |


In a room stark & white 
A nightmare he will ride tonight 
Twisted sheets in a rider's grip 
as he settles in for that fateful trip 
silently he screams & shouts 
This time there'll be no turn out 
The final clash of beast & man 
In the mind's arena plays out again 
Once was a time he was among the best 
Until that Brahma stepped on his chest 
Now he's locked in a ride he can't quit 
as his wife & his family at his bedside sit 
How he longs to be up & out of this bed 
Away from the demons in his head 
But you can't drown a nightmare in morphine 
And every night he rigs up again 

In a room stark & white 
She'll replay the ride tonight 
"Just one more ride & I'm done 
I've got to help raise our son" 
He'd said as he climbed in the chute 
and straddled that Brahma brute 
With a nod & a prayer, he marked out 
His last would be his best, no doubt 
Then, with a sudden twist & a flash of horn 
The cowboy from his seat was torn 
She watched him fall & struggle to rise 
Numb to the crowd's horrified cries 
Now she sits here each night without rest 
Cradling their baby boy close to her chest 
How she longs to have him hold her near 
Later, she reaches for the bottle to chase the fear 
But you can't drown a nightmare in whiskey 
And every night she rigs up again 

Under the arena's bright lights 
He'll dance with a nightmare tonight 
Wearing a greasepaint smile to hide the pain 
He plays out that fateful ride again 
One step out of rhythm & rhyme 
He'd lost the race against Brahma & time 
Word's haunt him still of a Cowboy's last request 
After that Brahma had stomped on his chest "Tell Katie I love her & I'm sorry for this" 
"If I'd listened to her, I'd not be in this mess" 
"You & the boys take care of her & my son" 
"I hear the chopper landing, guess this ride is done" 
How he wishes he could run that race once more 
The memory pushes him hard, it won't be ignored 
But you can't mask a nightmare with greasepaint 
And every night he rigs up again 

A wild Bullrider, loved one or clown 
no matter the poison the memory won't drown 
Nightmares, whiskey, greasepaint or morphine 
Can't kill the demons that ride through your dreams

Copyright © Catherine Devine | Year Posted 2005

Details | Rhyme | |


I was watching the TV the other day
When a certain Rerun began to play.
It brought me back to one of my brain's stifled bans
Because it was about Lucas McCain...the Rifleman.

All of a sudden I was drenched by a flood
of Western Shows that have been long since dead.
I'll just begin with a few you may remember
Like Marshall Dillon - later Gun Smoke as it came on one September.

But I remember The Cisco Kid
and how Poncho always did what he did
we can't forget the masked stranger
who of course turned out to be The Lone Ranger

Then there was Wyatt Earp, Cimmaron Strip, and Rawhide too,
The Guns of Will Sonnet and a Wagon Train rumbling through.
Will anyone ever forget Paladin in Have Gun - Will Travel
or Trackdown or Wanted Dead or Alive with Josh Randall?

Can we ever forget The Big Valley,
or the Ponderosa's size when Bonanza came on the tele.
There were Tales of Texas Rangers and even an F Troop,
Let's not forget Rin Tin Tin and how down on the bad guys he'd swoop.

I still can see Lash Larue and Hopalong Cassidy with his black hat
There were Three Mesquiters to watch when I sometimes sat.
Do you remember Yancy Derringer and his friend Pahoo
or Johnny Yuma, The Rebel who never yelled "Yahoo"!

Maverick, Sugarfoot, and Cheyenne were favorites of mine
There are too many more here for me to rhyme.
Many a big star began on that little screen
If it hadn't been for the Westerns...What would they have been?
It can be fun thinking about some of those shows
Because they are a part of TV nostalgia as everyone knows.
They have come and gone like the heroes they'd portray
I remember the Westerns...and their horse's neigh.  

Copyright © Dan Cwiak | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric | |

Across the country

Living thousand miles away
across the country,
at night, where i lay
wishing you was with me,
the only thing I have to hold
is sweet memories,
of you and I
walking down the back roads
In- the- Country....

oh whoa...

dashing through memories,
on countless, nights....
wishing you we're here with me
oh whoa
watching the farm animals fight
reminded me of you and I
rumbling through the night....

Living thousand miles away
across the country,
at night, where i lay
wishing you was with me,
the only thing I have to hold
is sweet memories,
of you and I
walking down the back roads
In- the- Country....

oh whoa...

Copyright © Michelle Edwards | Year Posted 2015