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Ranches Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Igniting My Memories Michael Sommermeyer Acrostic Acrostic ranches, adventure, appreciation, autumn, beautiful,
Hyperfocus Hocus Pocus Nick Trim Rhyme Rhyme ranches, fun, nonsense, word play,
Premium Member Poem Grand Junction, Co 12-3-18 William Coyne Rhyme Rhyme ranches, december, winter,
THE GREATEST GENERATION John Arribas Free verse Free verse ranches, america, courage, freedom, patriotic,
The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part I David Welch Cowboy Cowboy ranches, adventure, history, hurt, judgement,
Poet portion Tswarelo Mohohoma Rhyme Rhyme ranches, birthday, confidence, freedom, success,
Cowboys, Made of Awesome David Welch Cowboy Cowboy ranches, america, appreciation, celebration, fun,
Black Sunday, 1935 Steve Zak Narrative Narrative ranches, america, history, weather,
The last season Blake Kessler Sonnet Sonnet ranches, america, animal, beautiful, care,
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Alfred Berggren Rhyme Rhyme ranches, religious,
In Old California Alfred Berggren Cowboy Cowboy ranches,
SAVE THE MOTHERLAND AFRICA Olufemi Oloye ABC ABC ranches, africa, bereavement, betrayal, change,
Just Like A Tree By The River Bernard F. Asuncion Acrostic Acrostic ranches, birthday,
Premium Member Poem Unquotable quotes: Paris the last week of the August reprieve - XXXV Part One T Wignesan Dramatic monologue Dramatic monologue ranches, august, autumn, farewell, september,
I'M ON MY WAY TO BUTTE MONTANA Sonia Walker Cowboy Cowboy ranches,
Cynosure Andrew Crisci Free verse Free verse ranches, appreciation, celebration, confidence, desire,
Another Life on Mars Teddy Kimathi Free verse Free verse ranches, humanity, imagery, life, nature,
Premium Member Poem Breathtaking CayCay Jennings Acrostic Acrostic ranches, beauty, nature,
Premium Member Poem A Horde of Haiku James Horn Haiku Haiku ranches, adventure, allegory, analogy,
The year's feast Mpho Leteng I do not know? I do not know? ranches, christian, christmas, culture,
Premium Member Poem The Whittlers Roy Jerden Cowboy Cowboy ranches, growing up, nostalgia,
Dinky-House Road David Fisher Couplet Couplet ranches, home, hope,
My Little House Lucilla Carrillo Free verse Free verse ranches, uplifting, people, people, ,
Obudu Cattle Ranch awoh kingsley awoh I do not know? I do not know? ranches, fantasy,
Premium Member Poem The Ballad Of Poker Alice Robert L. Hinshaw Rhyme Rhyme ranches, funny, historyold, old,
Aubrey McGovern DON JOHNSON Rhyme Rhyme ranches, adventureold, horse, old,
The Old 5Y Ranch (muling drugs) part 2 Danny Nunn I do not know? I do not know? ranches, cowboy-westernold, old, silver, drug,
The Old 5Y Ranch (muling drugs) part 1 Danny Nunn I do not know? I do not know? ranches, cowboy-westernme, day, me, drug,
Loco Weed Danny Nunn I do not know? I do not know? ranches, naturedeath, sweet, death, sweet,
Doctor Hill's Bill true story Danny Nunn I do not know? I do not know? ranches, cowboy-westernold, mother, old,
Premium Member Poem The Big Country James Fraser Rhyme Rhyme ranches, animals, business, cowboy-western, history,
Remember it's November, then it's December Leonard Taormina Rhyme Rhyme ranches, funny, holiday, imagination, life,
The Hole Mike Samford Prose Poetry Prose Poetry ranches, family, inspirational, life, me,
Echoes of Yesterdays. Charles Fuller Free verse Free verse ranches, history, introspection, life, philosophy,
I Am From Tuti Wales Free verse Free verse ranches, people,
THE COWBOY CODE Tom Zart Cowboy Cowboy ranches, inspirational, boy,
128270 JIm Culhane I do not know? I do not know? ranches, confusion, on work and
WILD STICKHORSE REMUDA Debra Coppinger Hill Cowboy Cowboy ranches, childhood, cowboy-western, family, nostalgia,

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Ranches Poem Example

The Whittlers

The stately county courthouse was their usual meeting place,
a shaded downtown refuge, and a lovely public space.
They sat upon their benches under lofty pecan trees,
wood shavings on their ankles and some cedar twixt their knees.

Those old boys were called the whittlers, but that was a disguise.
They came to speak of mice and men and hang out with the guys.
Born long before the TV went and addled peoples wits,
they sure could tell some stories that would cause your sides to split.

They'd kid me 'bout the pile of books that I had just checked out.
Said I was sure to ruin my eyes and fry my brain no doubt.
But I guess they got a kick out of their young devoted fan,
'cause they'd  trot out all their stories and tell them all again.

There were stories of big ranches and oil boom shanty towns,
of work on rigs as roughnecks and touring rodeo clowns,
and how they used to ride the rails when no work could be found.
But the way they spun those stories had me rolling on the ground.

And in between a whittle and another spit and chew,
they showed me how to whet a knife and tie a buckaroo.
Though they had so many stories and lessons to impart,
I'd have to hear the cowboy code before I could depart.

"You give a man a good hard shake and look him in the eye.
If you mess up, tell it straight, never cover with a lie.
Always give a full day's work and live out each day with heart.
A man's no good without his word, so finish what you start.

Protect the weak and help them, and respect your elders, too.
Never leave a friend behind, nothing else will ever do.
And when your days on Earth are done, according to God's plan,
you can face up to the reaper, and meet him like a man.”

If that was all I learned from them, that lesson was enough.
For a kid without some guidance, this life can be quite tough.
I guess the folks made fun of them, and thought them no account.
For me they were the heroes I would trade for no amount.

The stately county courthouse still stands strong upon those grounds,
although now those shaded benches are nowhere to be found.
And where once the mighty whittlers would carve and hold their court,
the squirrels now gather up pecans and chase around for sport.

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