Edit Module
Edit Module

Feb 6, 201309:40 AMThe Telegraph

The Premier Blog of the West

Poem Of The Week: February 6, 2013

Feb 6, 2013 - 09:40 AM
Poem Of The Week: February 6, 2013

Ridin' a Star

 

When asked by folks who didn’t know

 “Why not just hook him to a plow?”

 Our answer was always concise

 “You’ve never seen Star work a cow!”

 

A more singly focused ol’ horse

I have never before seen

And his distain for the bovine

Was focused and utterly obscene

 

Once at work there was no cow pony

That could ever compare

He moved with lightning quickness

The truth, he didn’t even need you there

 

You were really just along for the ride

A witness to the embarrassment of a cow

Memories of some great rides

Flood my memory even now

 

He was never a world champion

And his name is not in a hall of fame

 But his contribution to this cowboy

Will be forever remembered just the same

 

There has never been a horse

That I have ridden so far

That could even come close

 To the chance of ridin’ a Star

Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed
 

comments powered by Disqus

Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Latest Blog Post

Blog

The Premier Blog of the West
Weekend Western: 'The Far Country'

Weekend Western: 'The Far Country'

James Stewart drives cattle in Anthony Mann's 1954 western

Comments

Food

Recipe: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse’s Strawberry Cobbler Cocktail

Recipe: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse’s Strawberry Cobbler Cocktail

Pour yourself a punchy take on a comforting confection.

Comments

Music

ACM Announces 50th Milestone Award Honorees

ACM Announces 50th Milestone Award Honorees

Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn to take home exclusive trophies.

Comments

TV & Film

Weekend Western: 'The Far Country'

Weekend Western: 'The Far Country'

James Stewart drives cattle in Anthony Mann's 1954 western

Comments

Fashion

Open Range: 150 Years of Stetson

Open Range: 150 Years of Stetson

The iconic hatmaker celebrates a big anniversary with a special collection.

Comments

Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Authors

Klondike

Klondike

Charlotte Gray did such a great job telling the story of the last great gold rush in her book Gold Diggers that the Discovery Channel turned it into a miniseries.

Western Writers Rushmore

Western Writers Rushmore

Which four literary greats ought to be carved in stone as the best in the West?

A Desert Journey

A Desert Journey

Louis L’Amour’s original pulp western "Law of the Desert Born" gets a deluxe graphic novel treatment thanks to the efforts of his son, Beau.

Edit Module
Advertisement