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It’s a’ hundred an’ ten, 'Neath the shade of my chin, An’ the prairie’s cracked like old leather. Looks like my skin, Where a boys face once had been, The years; how they do gather? Time’s been cruel to the Staked Plains, Once gorged by ancient rains, Now seized in her dusty wrath. Barren amber grass now remains, Scorched breath tries removin' her stains, Beseechin’ her forbidden bath. Pony or calf my only shade, ‘Cept what little Resistol made, Bestowed Blessin’s upon an’ open range. A Prairie Moon brings little aide, North Star brought a wind laid, Thanks Lord, it’s a welcomed pleasant change.
By: Jim “Ish” Fellers Copyright ©; June 1, 2008 ~ Sunday

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  1. Date: 3/14/2010 5:05:00 PM

    Howdy Ya'll!! How in tarnation is a feller suppose to know 'bout these durn contest? If'n not for you fine folks leavin' feedback on this page, I'd not known anything 'bout bein' involved with this contest, my progress through the proccess, nor my winnin' the contest. But A Great Big 'Ole Texas Thank-Ya; goes out to all those involved with the proccess. If I took votes to win? I'm indebted to some folks out there, foresure. Thanks so much for you folks readin' my stories. JW~TexasCowboyIsh

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 7:44:00 AM

    Ish, what a great "Cowboy"...just awesome, and congratulations on this win Sir !!!!!!! james

  1. Date: 3/10/2010 12:01:00 PM

    sweeet! I thoroughly enjoyed this folksy narrative cleverly and colorfully captured in rhyme....bravo! cheers, P

  1. Date: 3/10/2010 11:18:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win in the PoetrySoup contest...Deserving write..Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 3/5/2010 1:13:00 PM

    Dear JW, my congratulations on your awesome win in PS's Intl. Poetry Contest! Great job! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 11:40:00 PM

    Thanks for the read. As if I was watching a cowboy movie. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 7:51:00 AM

    Wonderful imagery ,can picture the scene, Congratulations

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 9:49:00 AM

    C ongratulations on your #5 place win J W. Awesome Cowboy. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 10:57:00 AM

    Love the cowboy lore, takes me back to my roots. Well told story of the plains and the Cowboy. Congrats on placing in the contest. Judy Riley

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 8:54:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the October 2009 PoetrySoup International Poetry Site Contest JW. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 8:01:00 PM

    Congratulations Jim, on the 5th place win in the Poetry Soup contest. Great write and well deserved. Reckon my poen sorta leads into yours, literally (lol); if ya know what I mean(Mackenzie Trail ~ Llano Estacado??). Texas was well represented in this contest. Does me good to be riding with folks like you. I think you and I have crossed trails on several other internet camps.

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 3:50:00 PM

    Love the title, great imagery in the write and a well-deserved win in the October Soup contest. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 3:41:00 PM

    Nice use of language and imagery in this poem. Congratulations on your fifth place finish in the Soup contest. Way to go! Enjoy your success. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 1:00:00 PM

    JW~ Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :0)

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 6:52:00 AM

    Many THANKS to all you folks for the kind words and support. I'm truely Humbled. I must be honest though, If not for your responses here, I would not have known of my participation or progress in the contest. So for that; I Thank-you also. Take-Care, My Poetry Writin' Friends. JW ~ TexasCowboyIsh

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 11:49:00 AM

    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Jim. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:35:00 PM

    SENSATIONAL COWBOY POEM!Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:46:00 AM

    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:03:00 AM

    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 4:17:00 AM

    Great poem Jim. Glad you were featured or I would have never seen it. Awesome poem. congrats to you! -Robert

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 12:19:00 PM

    Many congrats on your piece being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 4:45:00 AM

    Congratulations on your excellent poem being featured this week JW. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 1:46:00 PM

    Many congratulations on your poem being featured JW >> James

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:16:00 AM

    Excellente write. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W.

  1. Date: 11/29/2009 4:51:00 PM

    interesting cowboy verse..and aging ain't for the weak at heart LOL Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/29/2009 2:34:00 PM

    Good use of imagery for a creative poem. Love the last line--so inspirational. Congratulations on having being featured this week. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 11/29/2009 11:13:00 AM

    Great piece and well rhymed , JW . Congrats on making the front page ...

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 4:04:00 PM

    Love the descriptiveness in the lines. I can just see the heat rising. Sorry about the off centeredness of my two names in my Bio but when I pressed enter the first one didn't stay where I put it and I guess with the last I just overlooked the fact that it was off. But I'm probably a little off so I guess it really describes me. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 6/24/2009 5:12:00 PM

    Thanks for the kind words again Mr. Jim. I'm from Amarillo, 'course been to Lubbock alot. I've been to the Symposium, sorry I missed the times you were there. Take-Care. We'll visit again soon. JW ~ TexasCowboyIsh

  1. Date: 6/24/2009 4:00:00 PM

    Well, Jim; you've made some improvements. Great Work! I'm just a guessin' but are you from up in the panhandle? If so, have your caught the National Cowboy Symposium at Lubbock. I was an emccee for 4 or 5 years in the 1990's. Anyway, thanks for sharing, am enjoyin; your stuff. Catch you up the trail... ~<><