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No One Knows Where the Longhorn Goes

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No One Knows Where the Longhorn Goes

No one knows where the longhorn goes,
When his breed is scattered and few—
He once was king of the cattle ring,
But his time in this world is through. 

We all must go where longhorns go,
When the bone moon falls from the sky—
We will not hide when we ride no more
And the longhorn goes off to die.

Our land must be where longhorns live—
Where we all seek our destiny—
This once was land still full of sand
With longhorns far as you could see. 

We all must dream what cowboys dreamt
When they looked out upon the West—
We all should lead the life we need
As we follow the trail that’s best.

We all must go where longhorns grazed
On a ride through the green grass sea—
We all must lead and protect our creed—
But most of all, we should be free.

The path is hard, but we will climb
Up that hill where the longhorn goes—
Though the trail is long, it is not wrong, 
When we know what the longhorn knows.   

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  1. Date: 12/20/2010 9:16:00 AM
    Congratulations Glen on your worthy poem's honored place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 5:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the big contest..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:36:00 AM
    Glen - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 10:49:00 AM
    How wonderful it is to see your name, and this wonderful poem about the longhorns, as a winner in the International PS contest.! No one deserves it more! Sincere Congratulations! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:13:00 PM
    Glen, what an awesome example of cowboy poetry. I don't think one can find a better example of it than this. Congratulations for winning in the biggest soup contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Glen in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 7:32:00 AM
    Congrats Glen..I love your poem and am glad it was chosen for a big win. BG

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:24:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:20:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:13:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:10:00 PM
    So good on so many levels.

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 10:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Glen. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 11:52:00 PM
    I love this poem..havent seen much of you lately..but Im so glad this one made it through. BG

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 6:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week Glen. Love, Carol