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Western Poems | Examples of Western Poetry

Western Poems - Examples of all types of poems about western to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples for western.
Premium Member Greener on the Other Side of the Fence
He wears thick gloves when he strings the barbed wire, fashioning a thorny fence from prickly metal spines, reminding me that cattle like to know the boundaries, the edges of a pasture, clever green grass hesitating on the borders...Read the rest...
Categories: western, animal, appreciation, endurance, green,
Form: Free verse

Cowpoke by Michael R. Burch, circa age 16 Sleep, old man... your day has long since passed. The endless plains, cool midnight rains and changeless ragged cows alone remain of what once was. You cannot know just how the Change will rape the windswept plains that you...Read the rest...
Categories: western, evil, heart, home, poems,
Form: Rhyme
Spiralised westerns are not the same
Roll the credits on what's-his-name, walks like Eastwood, talks just like Wayne, saddled up on his trusted steed, pistol packing, sure he'll succeed, stealing the sunset, final frame. Red carpet ready, for acclaim, didn't notice the spotlights change, when he signed up,...Read the rest...
Categories: film, western,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Milton Creek, Another Chapter
The sun had just risen over town, it was a beautiful morning And outside Baker's new Bakery, a long queue was forming The aroma of fresh baking was lingering in the morning air Words alone cannot describe it;...Read the rest...
Categories: america, western,
Form: Narrative
I was racing to somewhere But didn't get there Fast enough My baby had already packed Because had enough Of my whiskey drinking And my sinful ways There were times when I Didn't come home for days So, fellows when your Out cheating and having...Read the rest...
Categories: western,
Form: Rhyme

I Don't Know What to Say to Katie Clemens
I Don’t Know What To Say To Katie Clemens By Steve Body Copyright 2009 I don’t know what to say to Katie Clemens. All the words are jumbled in my head. They all seem small and empty when I think...Read the rest...
Categories: western, death, death of a
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Bakers Of Milton Creek
The sun was rising over Milton Creek, heralding the start of a new day Two new residents were due in town, on the noon train from Santa Fe William (Bill) and Sara Baker, both renowned as skilled...Read the rest...
Categories: america, humor, western,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member NEW Cowboy Lingo From Yours Truly
You need to be a really good shooter if you catch your hat before it kisses the ground -- lest it be you. Cowboys like to do things nice -- and -- fast because just doing...Read the rest...
Categories: western, appreciation, character, meaningful, philosophy,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Premium Member Speak Your Mind, But Ride A Fast Horse
That be cold sun rose yonder, our heads be hot, I'd declare, I'll get Whitey my critter, worked all night, best she nicker. 'Bout saddlin' her real tight, or I'll headlong out of sight, I want movin' nice...Read the rest...
Categories: western, analogy, animal, appreciation, best
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Tex rode in looking For a fight, he met his match From the left and right...Read the rest...
Categories: western,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Wayward West
There's a trail that takes you everywhere. Just be patient, that trail will get you there. Up ahead, there is the town of Everywhere, USA. When I got there, there was nobody. I wanted to know where there was...Read the rest...
Categories: western, allusion, analogy, appreciation, character,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Premium Member Once Upon A Time In Milton Creek The Conclusion
It was still quite dark in Milton Creek, and it had just gone four When Tom arrived at the sheriff's office, and knocked on his door The Sheriff quickly opened up and beckoned Tom, to come inside They...Read the rest...
Categories: america, death, western,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member How the West Was Lost
The Great Continental Divide, more appropriately known to most Easterners as the Continental Divide of the Americas, but nope, not out here in the Western country past the great Missourah and the grand ole Miss. In the...Read the rest...
Categories: western, allusion, analogy, bullying, character,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Premium Member Canary in a Coal Mine
She wandered like a gypsy to Wyoming, Where she settled in and sojourned for a spell. She found herself a billet at the Hog Ranch, And son, there weren’t no high-tone clientele. It was just a soiled dove’s privy...Read the rest...
Categories: adventure, allegory, america, western,
Form: Blank verse
Sodbuster, Part II
...The days went by, and not that much changed, Black Ken’s gang ruled with orders deranged, bled people’s coin, every day the same, and I could just stand by and look. And when they seemed to grow bored with...Read the rest...
Categories: western, character, conflict, evil, history,
Form: Cowboy Poetry

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