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Bury Me In My Jeans

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Bury Me In My Jeans

"I've rode the range now fer nigh on sixty years,
Brandin' dogies and ropin' them wily Hereford steers.
When I come to the end of the trail, I don't want no big scenes.
Boys, jes' wrap me in my hoss's blanket and bury me in my jeans!"

"I don't want you fellers carryin' on and bellerin' when I'm gone.
Jes' say a few kind words, git back in the saddle and carry on!
Think of me now and then when you're chewin' yer bacon and beans.
'Jes promise me you'll wrap me in a blanket and bury me in my jeans!"

"Promise me you'll take good care of my faithful hoss, Old Dan,
And let him tag along on roundups on the range when you can.
I love cowboyin', but boys you know I ain't a man of means.
Jes' wrap this poor old soul in a blanket and bury me in my jeans!"

"Buck, you kin have my scruffy boots and old sweat-stained hat.
Rusty, you take my saddle - Red, you kin have my 44-caliber gat.
Them's my worldly goods 'cept fer these jeans that's worn to smithereens,
But promise me you'll wrap me in a blanket and bury me in them jeans!"

"I'd like to be planted on that knoll yonder 'neath that ponderosa pine.
If you kin scare up a preacher to send me on my way, that'll do jes' fine.
I've been a cowpoke since I was fourteen - I reckon it's in my genes.
Boys, promise me you'll wrap me in a blanket and bury me in my jeans!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Bob H., congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 6:03:00 AM
    Dropping for second time to congratulate you on this lovely win and write, Bob

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 12:38:00 AM
    Beautiful write! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! Regards, Kika

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:39:00 PM
    yup, bury me in my jeans. Awesome final line, the cowboys had such a simple uncomplicated way of viewing life. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:42:00 PM
    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 7:41:00 PM
    Why of course this is your all time greatest poem inspired by God. He is in everything that you write. Popularity is an illusion. Faith in God is the most supreme thing we should ever want and desire. He is truly in your every poem. Jim Horn

  1. Date: 6/3/2014 11:39:00 PM
    Outstanding write, Bob. Your usual. Hope all is well with you. Wishing Vera a very Happy Birthday. All the best to both of you. God bless. Ralph

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Bob you made a boo boo you were suppose to enter one in my contest with the theme being one of the holidays I mentioned, please,please switch it up? Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 5:29:00 PM
    I finally found it...yee-haww...lol. Now this is a right dandy write hon'.Thank you ever so much for invitin' me to read it! I was leavin' a comment on your 'cigar' poem but said there were too many letters...lol. Now don't that beat all.I'm a danged girl for goodness sakes...lol I have a story site I have a few down home stories of my youth ...maybe you'd like to hear them...lol

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 2:09:00 PM
    Yes indeed. I want my ashes scattered in the wilderness. I knopw just how this old cowpoke feels. Great job my friend. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:43:00 PM
    Fanastic write, something about the flow reminds me of the Cremation of Sam McGee---One of my fave poems of all time. Congrats on this manly-man win ;-) Cheers from Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 5:18:00 PM
    reckon ah called it the winnin hand, ah did a piece back... ppttt .. and ah reckon ya daserve takin the pot on this a here win, onced agin pardner! corngrats to ya!

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 1:49:00 PM
    Congrats on your first place win...Sara

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 1:29:00 PM
    A terrific write Robert I really thought this was great you deserved to be in the winners circle.Congrats on that 1st.place and for the congrats on my win.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Jeans" contest Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 9:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on taking the top spot with this great write, Bob! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 8:41:00 AM
    Many congrats to you, Robert : )

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 8:07:00 AM
    So proud to share this place with a fine poet as yourself! You are one of the best story tellers/poets on the soup!! Congratulations Robert!! love, Carrie

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 7:39:00 AM
    I'm so glad to see this placed on top..Hey, Bob, Congrads on your very well deserved 1st place win..time fer sum gude celebration!!

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 7:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win! I enjoyed the cowboy talk :)

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