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A Cowboy Is... - Tirzah Conway's Blog

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Blog Posted:2/25/2011 10:36:00 AM

Well I finally made it back to get a contest together! I want to get your opinions on cowboys!  Anything from the poems/romantic'>romantic "Marlboro Man" to John Wayne, and anything in between! I don't care what form or how long it is as long as it's about cowboys! Here is a poem that I have always liked by my favorite Cowboy Poet, Baxter Black!

It's What I Do

A cowman is the way he is,

Because he works with stock;

He’s found it’s best to ease along,

To find a rhythm in their song,

And not to fret if days are long;

Cause Cows Don’t punch a clock;

That separates him from the folks

That keep a job in town;

That stack the boxes all in rows,

And bolt the knobs on radios,

But when the evening whistle blows,

They lay the hammer down;

A job ain’t until it’s done,

That’s life down on the farm;

To gather those that tend to stray,

To treat the sick on Christmas Day,

And if she needs your help to stay,

Until she’s safe from harm;

You see you can’t just quit a cow,

Sometimes your all she’s got;

No 911 to hear her call,

No reinforcements in the hall,

Just you, nobody else, that’s all;

To get her through a spot;

His calling is as old as time,

It is, will be, and was;

Through blizzards, bogs, and barbed wire fence,

He stands against the pestilence;

And though he feigns indifference;

He’s proud of what he does;

It’s done without a second thought,

By those who tend the flock;

It’s what I do you’ll hear him say,

With no demand for higher pay,

And I believe we are that way;

Because we work with stock.

Let Me Know what you think!!! I missed you all very much in my time away from the soup!

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Date: 3/3/2011 9:11:00 PM
I find your blog and biography very interesting to read. Glad to meet you.
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Date: 2/27/2011 12:55:00 PM
its hard writing for someone else. but i actually had loads of fun with this thanks for posting this contest and thanks to everyone who has commented on my poems. im still fairly new to soup.
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Date: 2/26/2011 6:54:00 AM
There is something heroic about people who work with animals and work so close to nature, a mystique! I enjoyed writing for you! Light & Love
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Date: 2/25/2011 11:27:00 PM
oh, and this poem of yours sure covers a lot of cowboy territory! Good one.
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Date: 2/25/2011 11:26:00 PM
I have a question for you, Tirzah. CAn it be about a cowboy, but not necessarily describing what a cowboy IS? Because I have an idea but not for a poem that gives a definition of a cowboy as the title of the contest states. Please let me know! Luv, Andrea
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Date: 2/25/2011 2:08:00 PM
I have never done a cowboy poem, so how exciting is this going to be, welcome home, dear heart, hopefully I can create somethng worthy~~
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Date: 2/25/2011 1:20:00 PM
Cool contest Tirzah.. nice to see u returning to Soup.. great idea for a contest and good luck with luv..
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Date: 2/25/2011 10:50:00 AM
I love it Tirzah. I have done well with my cowboy poetry on Cowboy Poetry at BarD Ranch. Love, Joyce
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