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Ol' Man Winter's Fault Premiere Contest Winner

Damn blizzards don't know nothin' 'bout Christmas They blow or they don't and this time they did Nobody told me to be a cowboy Though some told me that I had lost my lid 'Tween the hoss and me we should see somethin' Tryin' to push cows behind a drift fence I have seen two and that is the whole lot But there's a hundred that I ain't seen since I ride North when the blow's on my right side I'll ride to the tree line then switch back South I will stumble onto the herd or I won't Blow my hands with the last heat in my mouth I coulda gone to Denver for Christmas But Sally went home to Albuquerque I stayed here to keep watch over the herd Blizzard killed the chance of cookin' turkey Fingers are frost bit and my toes are numb My butt is froze to the saddle it seems I think of the bunkhouse with log on the fire And chuckle at thoughts of sugar plum dreams So I earn my pay as best I know how An' wonder if Rudolph is on his game He will need his wits on this Christmas Eve It don't matter that Ol' Man Winter's to blame 12-14-19 Contest : The Darker Side of Christmas Sponsor : Richard Lamoureux

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Date: 5/20/2020 2:11:00 PM
Hello Larry Bradfield, yes this is a life of a cowboy.Workingout in the very cold weather that is stormy. Enjoy your day my firiend.
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Date: 12/24/2019 11:20:00 AM
I do enjoy your cowboy poems Larry despite knowing very little about cowboys! They’re always so rich with humanity. Enjoyed your lonely Christmas cowboy. Maybe Rudolph will drop him some long johns.
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 12/25/2019 9:54:00 PM
Thanks so much Nina...All cowboys are fond of Rudolph, I'm sure. Use the tools available to you..LOL
Date: 12/23/2019 11:26:00 AM
Larry, Congratulations on your win with this very creatively stated poem. The voice of the speaker is so consistent throughout the entire piece - made me think of my grandfather riding the mail in the mountains - getting frozen in the saddle.
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 12/25/2019 9:53:00 PM
Old timers like your grandfather gave Americans so much more than we give them credit for. They defined "work ethic" nd I tip my hat every time I think about them...Thank you for your visit and comments
Date: 12/23/2019 9:53:00 AM
I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was a hard one to judge, I had to leave out a lot of great poems.
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 12/25/2019 9:56:00 PM
Thanks, again. Flattered to have been a "keeper" !
Date: 12/23/2019 4:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your trophy win Larry with your well penned creative poem!
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 12/23/2019 7:52:00 AM
Thank you, Tania!
Date: 12/22/2019 7:12:00 PM
Well done, congrats on your top placement in my contest. I like the feel of this piece. Merry Christmas.
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 12/22/2019 9:22:00 PM
Merry Christmas and thank you for your placement and your nice comment. It was a fun contest!
Date: 12/15/2019 2:01:00 AM
It really don't matter... You're in the poem...Well done
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 12/22/2019 9:24:00 PM
Thank you, Arturo!