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of Cowboys and Indians

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of Cowboys and Indians


				    Of Cowboys and Indians

				Mother appalled and mortified
				Received this frantic call.
				“Your boys are here, stark naked,
				Completely in their all.” 
				Mother had sent them out to play
				Quite properly attired.
				What could she say to their father
				Of these sons he had sired?

				These active little farm boys,
				Gone for a horseback ride,
				Because they were playing Indian
				Had cast their clothes aside.
				With garments tied to the bridle,
				Their mounts had taken fright;
				Charging into the neighbor’s yard
				The lads dumped in their flight.

				Standing there, those wretched boys
				Without a stitch to claim;
				Surprised neighbor and her daughters
				All there to see their shame.

				My mother hitched up the buggy
				To go and fetch the two:
				But to let them see her laughing
				She knew would never do.
				She kept her stern mother face on
				And hauled her sons away,
				Making them stay inside the house
				The rest of that long day.

				My quartet of older brothers
				And younger one made five.
				Mom said the bearing was easier,
				Than keeping them alive.
				I don’t know what she told Daddy;
				I’m sure he had much to say
				To his two small and chastened  sons
				Of their adventurous day.


6/26/13


This is a true family story

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  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Nice story I love the flow of this poem poet

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Great story! Congrats! Kim

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:41:00 AM
    LOL!! Oh, you can't imagine the things your poem stirred up in my memory bank. I remember an incident concerning the preacher and his wife and a bath in a wash tub being interrupted.... But I think I can write a poem about that.... Great story here... Thank you for sharing.... Hugs to ya. ... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:02:00 AM
    Haha you can imagine the look on those faces when their horses bolted and where they ended up....Seren

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 4:44:00 PM
    This makes me laugh.....boys will be boys........especially boys raised on a farm!! Cute poem, Joyce......it made me smile!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:13:00 PM
    Got a chuckle..Never know what boys will get into. Captivating story..If is a contest reads like winning material to me..Thanks for the visit by my work to say congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 2:12:00 PM
    you took me there with your painted words simply lovely Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:27:00 PM
    This is lovely and so quant. Such a pure perspective of sons and their innocent nature of play-- perceived as inappropriate by adults :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:26:00 PM
    nice story.children obviously try all adventures and put their parents in to shame.story makes you really feel the whole episode

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Sweet One...

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:04:00 PM
    So cute..laughing..BG

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:27:00 PM
    what a wonderful story, told in such an entertaining way! i thoroughly enjoyed it!