"Original Stories about the American West features poems about three adventurous, rollicking cowboys who roam from place to place in the Southwest, seeking fun, fame, fortune, and sometimes work. Titles include “Curly and the Lion,” “Jake and the Snake,” and “Bareheaded Hank.”
Other stories include “Black Paw and White Throat,” and “Old Crank.” Corporal Shivers and his buddy Corporal Jenkins share many adventures together while enlisted in the Seventh Cavalry. Other stories include “One Angry Woman,” “Red Mane of Wild Horse,” as well as many short poems. Come embark on an adventure in the Old West.
Hands rough by labor worn
Calloused palms and nails torn.
Weary body rinds no rest
Gnarled fingers to attest
of work she's done.
Holding book of classics read.
Then tucking in each nodding head.
Last to retire in dark of night
First to rise at morning's light
Busy hands at rising sun.
Birthing seven in stark privation,
mouths to feed each new creation.
Always mothering her begotten brood.
Strongly teaching them moral good
Lesson time she could afford.
Proudly watching each child achieve
Knowing that each one would leave.
Proving that percepts caught
Would guide in life as each was taught,
Trusting in the living Lord.
Hands crossed now on silent breat
Lastly finding deserved rest
One hundred years calmly close.
Harsh years now in death's repose."
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Published January 30, 2012
Literature & Fiction.