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Best Cattle Poems

Below are the all-time best Cattle poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of cattle poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member All Hat and No Cattle
They hung around the beer joint with the finest Western wear
with thumbs tucked in their belt loops and such a studly air.
But those boots weren't...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cattle, humorous, old, time,
Form: Cowboy

The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cattle, adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member On My Mother Passing


i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: cattle, cheer up, mother, mother
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Slave
Like a herd of cattle, placed on a ship.
Upon my back, I felt their whip!
Ripping into my flesh, excruciating pain.
Forced across the big water on...

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Categories: cattle, courage, death, slavery, perspective,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Desert Dreaming
A violent scene lay before me
Huddled in death, there’s Ella, Mary-belle, everywhere I could see
Swollen tongues, sunken eyes, frail bodies strewn in the hot powdery...

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Categories: cattle, anxiety, nature, suicide,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Wake Up Oh Africa
With the heavy load you suffer
a substance not needed
yet drags you
cushioning your efforts
and deterring your pace, forgetting that
the Train is already moving
with passengers determined
for this...

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Categories: cattle, africa, dark,
Form: Epic
Be Free, My Brothers
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
     cages rattle, sounds of brattle,

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Categories: cattle, africa, america, black african
Form: Monorhyme
Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 1
Ghosts of the Sun Dance

1. The Path

A quest dating back through our history
Surpassing the flesh, a spiritual path
Human endurance, road to mystery
Dark trail winding through...

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Categories: cattle, spiritual, sports, endurance, drug,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Chains of Colonialism
Chains of Colonialism        

With guns they came
With whips and chains
Chains to capture the Dark Continent
Chains snaking across Africa

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Categories: cattle, africa, discrimination, people, racism,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member This Old Barn
It has stood for decades along the county gravel road.
Skittering mice and barn owls now call it their abode.

What was once a stately building is...

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Categories: cattle, farm, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Lonely Christmas
I walked up to the bunkhouse, beneath a cloudless sky,
searching to find the Christmas star, still shining there on high.
The bunkhouse was warm but lonesome...

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Categories: cattle, christmas, star,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member RICE FIELD

Rice fields look the same except
for this one; this one who knew me
before i was born… and lying on her
fertile belly, she tosses the mist

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Categories: cattle, beautiful, places,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Plastic Paradise
Time’s ticking for whooping cranes
wild buffalo and prairie dogs.
For their losses outweigh their gains,
displaced by cattle sheep and hogs.

The elephant and the blue whale
may share...

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Categories: cattle, environment, future, how i
Form: Quatrain
Intelligent Design
You think you’re alone out on the range
Sittin’ silent under starry sky,
Just a marvelin’ at the universe
And wonderin’ ‘bout that ol’ question: why?

You shake your...

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© Glen Enloe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cattle, animals, cowboy-western, death, faith,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member The Winds of Time
One day I was passing time
And wrote these words upon the lines,
I know not where they came you see
The Winds of Time were there for...

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Categories: cattle, imagination, inspirational, visionary, me,
Form: Verse
Escaping Humanity
Feeling the desolation, of smothering air
Hemmed in by crowds; the obliqueness of fear
Throng of the city and no sight of the sun
Incessant noise and the...

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Categories: cattle, change, conflict, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
What the Lord gave
The sun rests in its golden orb, shining bright dazzling the eyes
Meadows green with dew drops fresh, the cattle lazing away cries
The farmhands nap beneath...

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Categories: cattle, blessing, dedication, god, happiness,
Form: I do not know?
Witchy Poo From Dunedoo
I'm Witchy Poo from Dunedoo,
I'm a flaming outback witch,
You won't see me rounding cattle up
Or digging in a ditch.

I like to cast spells,
Just like those...

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Categories: cattle, children, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A sword of the heavens did glean

A sword of the heavens did glean

From railings and arbors 
of dead thorn and bramble,
where ghostly reminders remain

Fall droplets of blood ‘pon
a crimson embroider

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Categories: cattle, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme

hope life is like a buttercup
cos this old fool does care
if i was there I’d kiss you but
you might object "how dare"

perhaps  I shouldn’t...

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Categories: cattle, love
Form: Rhyme
The airy mountain, lush and green, they call home
Perched on shaky rock, the waters beneath swash and foam
Goats graze, cattle feed, fields of corn and...

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Categories: cattle, america, analogy, fate,
Form: tristich
Premium Member Winter Journey End

Their calculations must have been at fault
Their instruments in need to calibrate
That wandering star’s location in the vault
Had seemed a compass true, inviolate

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Categories: cattle, christian,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Drivin' Along A Country Road
When I need an uplift for my weary soul and to clear my muddled mind.
I slowly cruise along a country road to see what treasures...

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Categories: cattle, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Cowboy Life I Love
I squint my eyes from the glaring sun
As I drive cattle across the open range.
I am the youngest hand, so I ride drag
Covered by the...

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Categories: cattle, animal, cowboy-western, horse, life,
Form: Free verse
The Cowboy's Life
As the pastel moon rises across the midnight blue

a lone wolf’s dark silhouette appears into view

his boast is known from Cowboy to prairie dog

fore this...

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Categories: cattle, animal, autumn, good morning,
Form: Cowboy