A Cowboy Is:
A cowboy is rough, rugged, willing to fight.
Accepts challenges from natural plight.
Fearless when danger passes his way.
Honorable when justice needs his stay
A hardworking, relentless, cattle driving man.
Eagerly pressing as hard as he can.
Hot headed at times insisting with flair.
Wielding a rifle, throwing a chair.
Singing his heart to the light of the moon.
Wolves and coyotes along with him croon.
Howling their souls upon the night breeze.
Hoping one day to feel true love’s squeeze.
Persistently trekking to the journey’s end.
Working together securing every bend.
When at last their steer is sold for meat.
They hoop and holler down the dusty street.
But when it all is said and done,
And cowboys finish that tiresome run.
They hold their women very near.
To a cowboy, family is mighty and dear.
© March 12, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen