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Friday, September 24, 2010

My Cowboy's Birthday Gift

  I'm having a hard time uploading any pictures. I find if I wait till too late at night sometimes I have that problem. Maybe I could just leave you with a poem I wrote for my cowboy on his 50th birthday. (He didn't like being that old and wouldn't even let me make him a cake.) This was my gift to him.

You're just as young as you think you are;
if you tell yourself everyday:
"It's been the long way round, back to square one,
but I'm finally on my way.

I've got a good dog, lots of beef to eat,
and the plump little wife, of course.
Why I've ended up right where I wanted to be
spending my time on a horse.

I sit down to breakfast each morning,
looking forward to a day in the saddle.
I'm fit and I'm healthy, better looking with age,
although no one sees but the cattle.

Finally, I'm living my dream.
The money I earn is my own.
To ride a good horse makes me rich
and I kind of like working alone.

The wife says I'm a better man
I'm learning to do things right:
more patient and kind, the swearing 'bout gone.
I'm beginning to see the light.

When the cattle are fed and yearlings are checked 
and the moon lights the night sky above,
I lay down my head in my own warm bed,
curled up with the girl that I love."





13 comments:

Kate said...

Very lovely - thanks for sharing it and wish him a happy birthday!

fernvalley01 said...

A lovely gift it is. You are a talented lady , artis writer cowgirl, and now fancy cook! I hope he lats you celebrate his Birthday.I told my hubby ,when he got all grompy about birthdays, that he had to put up with me celebrating the day the man that I love was born!

ain't for city gals said...

Really...what more could we ask for...

the Goodwife said...

That is beautiful! The most wonderful birthday gift you could've given him I'm sure. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

The Wife said...

What an excellent birthday gift! Tell him he's got many a years a horseback. My dad is 61 going on 62 and he rides all day. Then shoes horses after work. I love me some older cowboys. And you're right, they get better lookin' with age!

Cheyenne said...

That is so touching and so beautifully written. Yup, you should be publishing your work...drawings and poems. Your husband is blessed to have you as a wife.

LindaG said...

Happy birthday to your cowboy!

Remind him he's still a youngster to plenty of people! ;)

What a wonderful birthday gift. ♥ :)

Ames said...

Wow that is just beautiful! You are very talented. Happy Birthday to your cowboy!

Speaking of talent...will you show everyone your finished work on the winner of the name your dog contest?? ~Ames

Shirley said...

That's some pretty good cowgirl poetry. Those poems that come from the heart are better than any store-bought gift.

ResilientHeart said...

What a beautiful, beautiful gift - Oh! My!! Gosh!!! What a touching and loving tribute to a wonderful man from the one who knows best.

"Be grateful to have an age to claim." - Maya Angelou

What a sweet, sweet gift - thank you for sharing, brings tears to my eyes, just SOOOOOOO beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Awww! How sweet!

Nicole said...

fabulous!!!

aurora said...

Very sweet!!