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Cowboy Poems

Read wonderful cowboy poetry on the following sub-topics: birthday, black, cattle, christmas, christian, cowgirl, death, horse, humorous, father, festival, funeral, funny, god, kindergarten life, little, love, memorial, montana, old, ranch, texas, wedding and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.



List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Three Greenbacks Larry Bradfield Cowboy humorous,
little jones Gama leo ikfingeh Cowboy humorous,
She Walked Away Larry Bradfield Cowboy horse,
Two Broken Souls, Part IV David Welch Cowboy dark, depression, history, hope,
Two Broken Souls, Part III David Welch Cowboy dark, depression, history, hope,
Two Broken Souls, Part II David Welch Cowboy dark, depression, history, hope,
Two Broken Souls, Part I David Welch Cowboy dark, depression, history, hope,
They Say Maria Kelly Cowboy cry, dark, death, deep,
Premium Member Poem SAGEBRUSH RANCH Kim Rodrigues Cowboy child,
Accidental Hero David Welch Cowboy character, conflict, grandchild, hero,
Let's go out MRi.jagdish bajantri Cowboy africa, dance, dream,
Don MRi.jagdish bajantri Cowboy confidence, creation, fun,
With out a title MRi.jagdish bajantri Cowboy motivation,
What a girl wish MRi.jagdish bajantri Cowboy 3rd grade, animal, beautiful,
december 31, 2019 Allan Terry Cowboy appreciation, celebration, celebrity, independence
PAUME POUR DES HOMMES SAISIR Allan Terry Cowboy analogy, culture, engagement, french,
Better Off A Cowboy, Part II David Welch Cowboy change, growing up, growth,
Better Off A Cowboy, Part I David Welch Cowboy change, growing up, growth,
Our Town's Unknown Hero David Welch Cowboy adventure, hero, history, mystery,
THEM HORN WEIRD AND WHACK Allan Terry Cowboy celebrity, devotion, engagement, hip
Six Days to Kennevor, Part II David Welch Cowboy adventure, conflict, journey, mountains,
Six Days to Kennevor, Part I David Welch Cowboy adventure, conflict, journey, mountains,
The Cowboy Rides David Welch Cowboy america, fun, history, image,
Blush MRi.jagdish bajantri Cowboy cute,
yippy ditty doo-wop-beet is fresh Allan Terry Cowboy blessing, guitar, hip hop,
Poetic Milestones Indiana Shaw Cowboy 7th grade,
SWELL YA SUMTHANG SORE Allan Terry Cowboy culture, food, hip hop,
Son of a Gun's Homecoming Julian Scutts Cowboy america, anger, angst, death,
Chester Miller's Final Fight, Part II David Welch Cowboy change, conflict, courage, death,
Chester Miller's Final Fight, Part I David Welch Cowboy change, conflict, courage, death,
Reminders of Love Understood Kitten Cowboy hello,
Voice MRi.jagdish bajantri Cowboy 2nd grade, betrayal, dream,
THEY EAT PIGFACE FOR THE FALL DANCE Allan Terry Cowboy appreciation, boy, business, endurance,
WHITE HAT MONDAY VERSE BLACKHAT MONDAY Allan Terry Cowboy appreciation, art, engagement, film,
THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTION Allan Terry Cowboy beautiful, clothes, endurance, engagement,
SASSY GET THE DOOR FOR ME Allan Terry Cowboy appreciation, autumn, business, farm,
Premium Member Poem True Cowboy Caren Krutsinger Cowboy jealousy,
SOILED BRITTES AND NO SOAP Allan Terry Cowboy absence, adventure, betrayal, break
The Brothers Culver, Part II David Welch Cowboy brother, destiny, family, freedom,
The Brothers Culver, Part I David Welch Cowboy brother, destiny, family, freedom,
Do They the cowboy ballet Allan Terry Cowboy clothes, culture, environment, fish,
The Great Suburban Cowboy David Welch Cowboy appreciation, confidence, engagement, how
CATTLECOAAT DIPOLAMCY Allan Terry Cowboy anti bullying, boxing day ,
Premium Member Poem GHOST TOWN Kim Rodrigues Cowboy humor,
The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part IV David Welch Cowboy adventure, history, hurt, judgement,
The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part III David Welch Cowboy adventure, history, hurt, judgement,
The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part II David Welch Cowboy adventure, history, hurt, judgement,
The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part I David Welch Cowboy adventure, history, hurt, judgement,
Weekly Circuit Rodeo David Welch Cowboy animal, celebration, culture, fun,
Premium Member Poem Lightning Kim Rodrigues Cowboy horse,

About This Page

Cowboy Poems. Examples of Cowboy Poetry and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Cowboy poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Cowboy.

Brief Definition

A Cowboy poem is one that was written by cowboys and others associated with the cowboy life. After being on long cattle drives and living on ranches, the cowboys would sit around the campfire at night and tell stories about their adventures and what their work was like. It was these stories that depicted the Cowboy and what he went through in the Wild Wild West. These were daring, bold poems about what these cowboys went through on an every day basis and were told mostly in North America as their origin.

While many cowboys wrote these poems, there were also others who wrote Cowboy poetry. A well known Cowboy poem was "The Ride of Paul Venarez" by Eben E. Rexford, a 19th-Century freelance author. These Cowboy poems were contemporary in nature and derived from all of the hard work of a cowboy's life. A strong depiction of the way a cowboy truly lived formed the basis for this Cowboy poetry. 

Cowboy Poem Example

Hard Times

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, an' flood an' drought, There ain't much in-between. You work like hell to make ’em good, But still they’re sorta lean. The ranch went under late last year, The drought got mighty tough. The boss held-out a long, long time, But finally said, "enough!" So here I am dispatchin’ cops An’ watchin’ felons sleep, In Junction, at the county jail, A job I’ll prob’ly keep. The wife, she works at Leisure Lodge, Where older people stay, A-makin’ beds an’ moppin’ floors To earn some ‘extra’ pay. Though “extra pay‘s” the term I used, It goes to payin’ rent, An’ after all the bills are paid, We wonder where it went. We hocked my saddle, guns an' chaps, An' then our weddin' rings; Then when we couldn't pay the loan, They sold the 'dad-blamed' things. We felt real bad a day or two But then we let it go, Cause it got Christmas for the kids When money got real slow. When hard times come they sit a spell, Don't matter who you are; They'll cost ya things you've set aside, An' clean your cookie jar. You'll loose some sleep an' worry some, Won't pay to moan an' groan; But hang on to your happiness, They'll finally leave ya 'lone.

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