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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, please 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: 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 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 Now don't that beat all.I'm a danged girl for goodness I have a story site I have a few down home stories of my youth ...maybe you'd like to hear

  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 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 :)

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 6:26:00 AM

    My congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Bob

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 5:47:00 AM

    Great job Bob! I new this was a winner! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 1:38:00 AM

    great poem Robert , love the sentiment. congrats on your win. David

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 11:50:00 PM

    Excellent write Robert!Congrats on your big win.

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 10:52:00 PM

    Great win mate, you have it covered, Story tellin almost blubbered :) well deserved, my way of seeing things too:) on ya, Don

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 10:04:00 PM

    Glad to see this great poem win, Robert. Very enjoyable. We didn't bury my husband in his jeans but we did put his ten gallon hat in with him. Love Joyce

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 9:19:00 PM

    Wow, a huge congrats to you, Robert!

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 8:22:00 PM

    Congrats Bob on being number one ..this was fantastic and who predicted it to be so luv.. enjoy top billing.. for excellence in poetry my frie3nd..luv..

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 8:20:00 AM

    A perfect write, Robert!! Great lingo used in this piece.:) Branding it with a "T" for terrific! Best wishes to you and yours, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 3:11:00 PM

    I love your language use here, not to mention the contents. This is certainly good contest material. Good luck in the contest, Robert. :))

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 9:11:00 AM

    Awesome entry, Sarge. Another sure winner. Loved it. Good luck. Best to you guys. Ralphie

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 1:58:00 PM

    Yes, Robert, not tough to understand.but using it with such flair is not everyone's cup of tea..this is no aborigine tongue, ask me I know that too :))

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 1:37:00 PM

    Bob, Blue Cross would not pay for the MRI unless this "board" approved it. I dread the "advisory board" in the health care reform act. It would have lay people with no medical background making decisions on who gets what care. An old friend of mine has MRIs, surgeries and all sorts of treatments. Her NH state insurance coverage allows whatever doctors recommend. She was stunned when I told her about the "advisory board." Hope the whole law is ruled unconstitutional because it IS. Love, CD

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 1:49:00 AM

    Wow!!!That's a marvellous write Robert,,I so love this cowboy lingo,,you are a master of, it has to be in your genes..I've asked my husband to bury me under the jamun tree here at home,so I loved your thought here..Good luck to you for this awesome-top notch poem..gautami

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 6:23:00 PM

    i do believe there is a place for somewhere, there is a need for clean comedy you do have a gift for this, this one was so funny, i really cracked up. I have heard bury me in my boots, but burry me in my jeans, your to much, good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 1:30:00 PM

    Very cool write for Nette's contest, Bob. I don't think I've ever seen a cowboy who wasn't wearing jeans. You work so well in this cowboy lingo! Hope to see your poem in the winners' circle. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 8:37:00 PM

    thank you for this powerful, gritty write, robert! :) huggs, nette