A lesson in Cowography
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bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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Cowboy Poetry is a genre of poetry.

A lesson in Cowography

by bernardtwindwil

Long about sundown, I was taken my ease

Slouchin' in my saddle enjoying the breeze

When up comes a botheration

Leadin' to a little bit of complication

I see'd down to a bend in the creek

A bovine was stuck and gettin' weak.

Ever'one else was sat down to chuck

I couldn't leave that little heifer stuck

I took my dallies and built me a loop.

I tossed it over that cow stuck in the goop.

I tied off that lasso tight on my horn.

I backed her up put tension on the rope

And started to pull her up that slope

She slipped and she slid and wallowed around.

I was afeared this maverick would put me aground

By now so dark I couldn't see I had to grope.

Fer gettin' some chuck I was fast losin' hope

The night has critters I'm glad I can't see.

Some could surely make a meal outta me.

That dadburn old cow was makin' me curse

I couldn't see as how things could get worse

Pullin' I finally freed that old cow.

Right then and htere I made me a vow.

If ever I see'd a critter in that much distress

I'd do the same without a second guess

I gets back to camp I and smells them vittles

Ol' cookie has done saved me just a little

Boss man wonders why i'm so late

I tell him my sad story while cleanin' my plate

He says the problem done started last week

The heifer's calf had done drown in the creek

I felt kinda low for how I had whined

It was her dogie she's tryin' t' find

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months ago
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9 months ago
A well deserved limerick
It seemed fitting

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
10 months ago
Was it in the stars?



bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@apexpredator Thank you. It reflects my childhood spent on a working cattle ranch in the mid-20th century.

apexpredatorpoetic injustice.
a year agoReply
cowboy poetry is truly one of the most underappreciated forms of the genre. your work is a prime example of a fine cowboy poem.

tabnash24Silver CommaYou'll know me as you read ;)
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Few more hours for it.....hehe

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@anominous @bernardtwindwil @sydney @tabnash24 @erofaer Stay tuned in on the commaful channel. I have a huge shindig today. I will have time Monday morning, Central US Time, to come up with more information and contest rules. Cowboy poetry is a genre whose history is rooted in peripatetic Celtic troubadours whose progeny migrated to Appalachia. These Scot-Irish people moved west and sought jobs as cattle drovers (cowboys). The balladeer traditions were enhanced by spending 18 hours on the hurricane deck of a bronco with no one to talk to. The lyrical spoken and​ sung poetry was critical to soothing the wild cattle.

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a year agoReply
I love this! It was a fun read and a good story.

tabnash24Silver CommaYou'll know me as you read ;)
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Sure, would love to read and learn the style of it :)

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil <3 no worries at all :) you're awesome!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@sydney The marking commaful emails as spam is a result of inadvertent twitching and shaking fingers for one. For another, I have both a neuro-muscular disorder coupled with hyperactivity and I occasionally take my eye off the ball and I click 4-5 times all over the place before the computer gets a chance to react. It is purely unintentional. I'll go retrieve what is there now and read it.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@anominous Thank you.

a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil yes I know I have actually done some ranching myself. And some days, like any job are a pain in the butt. I really message you brought into the poem. I really liked how it all flowed together.