General Poetry posted May 22, 2019


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This cowgirl's daydreamin' a hero of her own...

A Cowboy Hero for Me

by Y. M. Roger


Twas meant to tell of great cowboy heroes,
But we cowgirls have had more than enough –
Old lonely rangers and Rogers named Roy
Are as attractive as tobacco snuff*…
 
Last time I checked, not a one of them blokes
Sported tight-fittin’ & patched-up blue jeans –
Bold embroidered shirts with bright fancy fringe,
Such costumes were meant for Hollywood scenes…
 
This cowgirl prefers her hero unknown,
Fresh from the fields, even bruises will do –
No legends to weigh his broad shoulders down,
Just promises made that we’ll make it through…
 
Beneath his hat’s shadow, ‘top high cheekbones,
Those warm whiskey-tinged eyes beckon me in –
Big calloused hands from hard work and ridin’,
Arms of a fighter and true gentleman…
 
He would get sweaty and no doubt he’d cuss,
He’d smell six-ways-to-Sunday at day’s end –
But my home and my rock, he’d always be,
My cowboy hero, my lover, and friend!

 



"Cowboy poem" writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Poem about cowboy heroes. Fact or fiction. Must rhyme. length and method of rhyme up to writer.


*snuff - a preparation of tobacco, either powdered and taken into the nostrils by inhalation or ground and placed between the cheek and gum.


--- I dedicate this poem to a very special FanStory writer who recently lost her other half. I won't call her out 'cuz that's just not me, but I wanted her to know that many of us out here were still thinking about her..... and miss her unique style. :)

Image of 'eastern Oregon' from MJF Images [blog.mjfimages.com]

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