Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cowboy's Heart



WikiMedia Cowboy in the badlands

Cowboy  trail leading west
open plains, promised land

can't  tie his spirit down
he rides  from dawn to dusk

watch out gal he'll lasso your heart
keep you warm on cold nights

but rough days ahead, when he's gone
driving cattle,  long and hard

lonely nights around the campfire
under a  starry sky,  he'll dream of you

missing home, his calloused hands
long to touch,  his heart sings a song

while, you're  sleeping alone in that bed
working the homestead, baking bread

this ain't no  life for me, I want a man
who can put his hat down & stay a spell


for dVerse  having fun writing cowboy poetry

27 comments:

  1. Love the contrast between the being away and the homestead. Nice cadence also... :-)

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    1. Hi Bjorn,

      Thank you so much for the nice comment. Always, appreciate the visit.

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  2. yes, and on plenty a cold night, a cowboy's woman is cold. :) Nice topic to write a poem about.

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    1. Thank you Margaret enjoyed the prompt over at dVerse.

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  3. Yeah away they go
    For months on end from the home show
    Having to do the cattle trail
    As they set sail
    With no one to keep her warm at night
    That would be a plight

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    1. Yeah, that would be some plight
      making some long nights
      waiting for the morning light..

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  4. Excellent. Yes, the life of a cowboy's wife is a difficult one. You've captured it well.
    I think it must be like that of the wife of a long-distance truck driver. Hard, indeed hard.

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    1. Hi Mary,

      I agree that could be hard in several occupations where there is distance due to traveling. Thanks for reading.

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  5. Lonesome for both! Great capture T :-)

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  6. Love this. You captured the lonesome for both he and she very well. Not everyone can be apart like that, and early couples on the plains knew this all too well. Thanks for joining in for the cowboy poetry prompt!

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you, I agree life on the plains was rough on couples. I enjoyed the prompt.

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  7. I suppose the cowboy and the military man share the same relationship issues...nice write.

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    1. I think you are right as they both have to endure long periods of time away from each other. I remember I was at the airport once and there was a soldier returning and his wife and family were waiting for him. It was so heartfelt that I cried.

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  8. smiles...i def imagine it is lonesome for both...i know when i used to travel more and go out of town, it was hard being away as well...and i appreciated what my wife did to keep the homestead together...smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian,

      How's your Sunday going? I hope you are enjoying time with your family. Thanks for the visit and I always like to read your comments.

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  9. This was wonderful. There was wonderful tension in the couple being separated.

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  10. And the wisdom to know the difference between what you want and what he wants. Good one.

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      Thanks for the visit and reply.

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  11. I can sure relate to this one. I've had jobs most of my life that kept me away from home. Absence might make the heart grow fonder, but being with the one you love every night is much better in my opinion.
    A beautiful write!

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    1. Charles,

      Absence does sometimes make the heart grow fonder. Thank you for the comment.

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  12. Good evening, Truedessa...

    I've had crappy luck with women. Maybe that is why the idea of being a cowboy appeals so to me. I want a bunch of those cool cowboy hats... and even cooler boots... and the last time I was in Austin, I saw a shirt that would have made ME the Kind of the Cowboys... (and I didn't buy it... wtf?!?!?!)

    I have no idea what I was thinking. Anyway, at times, a mountain in Arizona and two mules really appeals to me.

    Is it ok for a cowboy to be much like a Tibetan monk living in solitude atop a mountain?

    I trust all is well, dear.

    ~shoes~

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    1. (dammit.. not 'Kind' of the Cowboys... 'KING' of the Cowboys!!!!!!!

      ~shoes~

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    2. Hi Shoes

      Where have you been? It's been a while I hope you are doing well. I am sure that shirt would make you king of the cowboys. Living on top of a mountain could be a very spiritual journey. Tell me did you master that song on your guitar? I am sensing a weary heart. Wishing you a good night.

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  13. "Where have you been? It's been a while I hope you are doing well."

    I haven't been feeling well, dear. It does seem, however, that many, if not most, of my issues are related to some medication I am taking. That is a relief to know.

    I am working to master (hah!!!) several songs. I recently saw & heard Robert Plant... and because of that, I am working on 'Going To California'... What a great song...

    I am weary... very much so. But school starts back this week, so I need to get over that!

    HAR!

    ~shoes~

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    1. Shoes,

      Well, let hope you are changing your medication so you can feel better again real soon. I am sure you are relieved as being ill is never fun.

      So, you have been busy playing that guitar well, that is a good sign..keeps the spirit light and music always makes one feel better even if it is just for a little while. When you get that song mastered maybe, you can post it on your blog and I can have a listen.

      Try to take it slow if you can with school starting. I know you will be busy with teaching but, try to stop in to say hello when you have a chance after all, you started the HAR!!! movement.

      Can you play any Elvis on that guitar? I've been hearing a lot about him with the anniversary of his death.

      Be well my friend...peace & light always...

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