Best Cowboy Poems
Below are the all-time best Cowboy poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of cowboy poems written by PoetrySoup members
cowboy-western, family, funny, life,
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...
adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination,
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.
animals, cowboy-western, death, loss,
The day Will Shepard shot my dog
His barn burned to the soil;
The flames licked at the Autumn sky,
The smoke as black as oil.
I dropped the...
A Well-appointed Cowpoke
A well-appointed cowpoke, of whom there are still a few,
Wanted to be properly clad for his first job interview.
So, to impress his potential and somewhat...
animals, cowboy-western, death, friendship,
We’ve shared the trail, kicked up some dust,
An’ stood a storm or two.
We’ve rode the plains, the wide frontier,
The easy trails were few.
You’ve listened like...
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...
adventure, cowboy-western, historyold, horse,
When doves on evenings, calm and still, call out a hollow tone,
They rouse a medley, old as time, so few have ever known.
The whispered lines...
Angels and Outlaws
cowboy-western, life, love, me,
Come and sit here by the fire
Watch the flickering firelight
Let me touch your lips with mine
Will you keep me warm tonight
I've been here reminiscing
Frail Paper Etched With Words
art, cowboy-western, on writing
Whether poets, showmen or philosophers,
Or mere cowboys who follow herds—
They all want to leave behind a lasting mark—
More than frail paper etched with words.
animals, cowboy-western, death, faith,
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...
This Cowboy's Done
I'll ride with you awhile, my friend
Until the wind turns cold.
I'm not as young as I once was -
Just feelin' kinda old.
I used to ride...
The Last Ride
One tough ol’ cowboy; a strong, upright man,
He rode many years for the Lazy "H" brand.
One ev’nin, quite late, as he rode out from town
All Hat and No Cattle
humorous, old, time,
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...
The Place that Shaped Me
cowboy-western, family, growing up,
I left my
The Cowboy Life I Love
animal, cowboy-western, horse, life,
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...
The Cowboy's Life
animal, autumn, good morning,
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
Wind drinkers flow with strength and grace.
Thunder pounds from...
cowboy-western, old, horse, old,
I took my periodic stroll through the local antique store today.
There were the usual horse collars, clocks and various sundries on display.
Havin' no need fer...
Beg Your Pardon
Here’s a short story of a cowboy I knew
Whose name was Beg Your Pardon.
He wasn’t a gun slinger in the usual way,
Though his hands were...
Cowboys in the Badlands
Rather lost, they stare over the divide,
how best to circumnavigate this obstacle?
They can see a path gently sloping down
but it is far off to the...
Epitaph to a Happy Mosquito
cowboy-western, funny, nature, me,
T'was a warm summer's day, when I took to the trail,
to cruise that old black spruce, way down in the swale.
A gallon of bug dope...
God Knows I'm a Country Girl
cowboy-western, song-lyricbeautiful, beautiful,
God knows I'm a country girl,
and wouldn't trade it for nothin' in this world.
Long brown hair and big brown eyes,
I'll take you on an exciting...
A Cowboy Is
heartbeat of the American dream
early settlers escaped tyranny
rode West, used squatters’ rights
claimed land and turned to ranching
nights ‘neath stars and grub by campfires
from nearby hills...
Groundswell Girl - Named by JB
cowboy, adventure, art, beautiful, boyfriend,
Enter a storybook tale
Where I can be
The heroine you hail
Lucid dreams of soft reflection
A touch heated with lust and desired protection
A breathe a gasp...
One of Texas's Best
cowboy-western, history, nostalgia, people,
“Back in my day” his stories all would start
I’d lean in close to listen though I knew ‘em all by heart
He was a living...