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A Cowboys Prayer of Thanks

As I ride this open range I’d like to thank the Honcho in the sky, For bushwhack beans and jerky with a wedge of Huckleberry pie. For the lonesome sound of the whistle from a far off distant train, And the sweet smell of the sagebrush right after a springtime rain. And thank you for the saloon girl, she loves me I’ve been told, I know that she surely must because she’s got a heart of gold. I’d like to say thanks for my spurs that jingle when I walk, And for my chewin’ tobacco that splatters when I talk. Thank you Lord for sending me these cowboys that I can trust, To help me watch over the cattle cause out here that’s a must. And thank you for the prairies and a land that is so wide, I can find my solitude knowing that from you I’ll never hide. I thank you Lord for all your blessings that you’ve granted me, And thank you for my life because a cowboy is what I chose to be.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2011 8:24:00 PM
    I love them cowboys Tony :) Fantastic write my friend :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 3:35:00 PM
    Seems like its in ya blood, the words do flow not like mud, put ya quartpot there on the fire, an hunker down an stay awhile...

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 7:00:00 PM
    well, i"ve heard of cowboy poems and this sure fits the bill, Tony. Did you know Joyce is a cowboy poet too?? But I have not seen too many of her cowboy poems lately!

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 6:55:00 PM
    Excellent poem here! :D Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Great and light poem Tony, as it should be, and with plenty appreciation shown toward our Lord. Thanks a bunch for your input on my poem, totally appreciated. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 12:37:00 PM
    There's some wonderful humor here, Tony, but the message is serious. We do need to be thankful for all of our blessings -- even if there are "bushwhack beans and jerky." So cute! I'd like to try co-writing with you when you have time. Really enjoy your style. Love, Carolyn

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not Texas, I live in the wild and whooly plains of northern Ohio. Tony
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 12:13:00 PM
    I like this poem. Perhaps I will go now and watch an old re-run of Bonanza. I have family in Texas - is that where you are from? Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 11:05:00 AM
    That cold wind howlin seems a tad bit warmer 'cause a you pardner

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank ya kindly pard.
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 8:37:00 AM
    Oh dear dude, how I love this and identify, you capture the wide open spaces and character of the lad so well. Great verse! :)

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank ya ma'am. Tony
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 8:33:00 AM
    tony! is this you??.. how profound ; like tis part of you.. :) huggs

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, I was a cowboy until I was six. That's when I became an astronaut.
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 8:03:00 AM
    Tony your descriptions in words as always so takes one there, I can picture it all. I also thank you for the generosity of you, you have entered my heart already. Keep checking your phone, we need you there. Community builders and voices listened too, it means everything.

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lizzie. You are in my heart also. Tony
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 6:20:00 AM
    I love this...like I loved living in the desert for 7 years of my life...I understand the beauty and the emotion. Very nice. (And thank you for being a community builder and for unselfishly sharing your time to read and encourage poetry on this site. My life took a swift new direction about 8 months ago, and I have not been able to reciprocate. My thanks go to every community builder who enjoys poetry and encourages other poets, like I once tried to do. I love you…all! Lovingly, Dane Ann)

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are alowed to take care of you first. You are in my prayers today. Tony
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 5:05:00 AM
    Great idea to write about the cowboy..Great flow and rhythm...Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/15/2011 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara. Tony