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A Cowboy Is

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A Cowboy Is

A cowboy named Hank joined wagon trails going west on his horse
He rode the outskirts and back trails of cities in search of a home
He would get a piece of land for growing corn near a river’s source
That would ease his restless soul; put an end to all his groans

He recalled the squalor and filth seen in towns he had passed through
So many miles way back when; he had long since lost count
In his mind his plans stayed fresh; persevere was what to do
At each stop he carved the vision while filling his canteens at the fount

As for one regret-he could not read nor could barely write his name
He would teach himself come evenings, from Grandma’s 'Good Book'
Her legacy, tucked in his saddlebag; dusty, yet, still looked the same
She had raised him on her own when his folks passed on, with all it took

To him, success was the only way he could ever pay Grandma back
Vowed he’d find that land near a river, far from the railway tracks 

~*~

For Tirzah Conway's, "A Cowboy is" Contest

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  1. Date: 3/21/2011 12:17:00 PM
    Many congratulations Annalise on your win in Tirzah's contest with this terrific entry. It's my favourite in this contest....:)

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 8:00:00 AM
    A heartfelt congratulations to you Audrey for your win in Tirzah's contest "A Cowboy Is". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 8:28:00 PM
    Super Congratulations dear Anna for this win.

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 2:53:00 PM
    Congrats Annalise on your super win in the Cowboy contest my friend.. awesome words...awesome win.. enjoy with luv...

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 12:18:00 PM
    Wonderfully romantic view of how he'd pay his grandmother back - Enjoy your win!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 4:20:00 PM
    This poem is so touching, Annalise. I've heard many people learned to read using the Bible. He had a wise and wonderful Grandma. Hank really stole my heart. I've always wanted to hook up with a cowboy. Best wishes in the contest, dear. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 2:31:00 PM
    A soulfull write here Annalise, am pleased i stopped by, and best wishes in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Touching story of a cowboy nicely written.Enjoyed--kashinath

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 9:42:00 AM
    This is a moving story Annalise, I really enjoyed getting to know Hank ;-) Love Wilma

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 4:37:00 AM
    I love your story of Hank. He is a pure fella. Your poem is full of beautiful imagery.