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The Best Ride I Ever Had

The story starts with, “The best ride I ever had...” and comes from a fellow, who is working-cowboy clad. And the tale he will tell you, will be of a ride he considered a test, a challenge between man and beast, when a man has to do his best. ‘Cause any less would find him, broken or dad on the arena floor, and sometimes the point ain’t about winning, the final time, or judge’s score. The ride that he talks about, from time to time may not be the same, For each one has it’s bits of glory, satisfaction, or moment of fame. The fact that he’s done it, will be the source of pride, and what it all boils down to, is the simple thrill of the ride. It’s about the joy of the moment, and how it has to be earned, by giving all you’ve got, even if you get burned. So, when a Cowboy starts a story with, “The best ride I ever had...” understand this is a part of him, not some craze or fleeting fad. Because it’s not the winning or the losing, it’s a thing none of us can do without, it’s the best ride any of us ever get, it’s Living we’re talking about.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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