Cowboy Gambling

 

“Cowboy Gambling”

When I feel I’m packing’ a heavy load of luck,
Drive to Blackhawk, Colorado in my ole’ Chevy truck.

Up the mountain road to the Lodge Casino,
Play 3 card poker, Black Jack, Bonus Six, even a little Keno.

There are two women dealers I think the world of,
Oh Hell! In truth have more than grown to love.

They always make me welcome as a pat straight flush,
They kind of get this cowboy tongue tied an’ starting to blush.

Julie and Tammy are the casino dealers of cards,
These two gals – I hold in the highest regards.

They’re so darn purty I always feel like taking’ my hat off to them,
They have sunny smiles that make me think of a shine on gems.

I reckon sitting at their tables – I just become enchanted,
Not paying much mind to the losing cards they just planted.

They almost always drop nothing’ higher than a two-spot,
No aces, face cards or tens, not diddly squat!

Hundred dollars here, hundred dollars there,
Another losing hand, this cowboy does declare.

This old cowboy looks in his wallet to take a peek,
Sure enough, that leather holder has sprung a leak.

More than a few times that this will occur,
Luck raveled out and cleaned down to my spurs.

My cowboy gambling mind starts to ponder an’ starts dwell,
That I had about as much chance as a wax cat in hell.

If you have read this sorry poem, it may appear,
That this cowboy maybe plumb weak north of the ears.

Now I will tell in this tale known only to a few,
Any amount of money is worth sitting at a table with these two.

Even thou I may need a Doc that does skull practice,
I’m always left grinning’ like a jackass eating’ cactus.

Poem by Kurt James

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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt James Reifschneider is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Colorado Clarity" a photography and poetry book was published 4 years ago and in 2016 Kurt James published his first novel "Rocky Mountain Reckoning" and his 2nd and new novel "Rocky Mountain Retribution" was released in December of 2016.

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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt James Reifschneider is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Colorado Clarity" a photography and poetry book was published 4 years ago and in 2016 Kurt James published his first novel "Rocky Mountain Reckoning" and his 2nd and new novel "Rocky Mountain Retribution" was released in December of 2016.

10 thoughts on “Cowboy Gambling

    • March 14, 2017 at 3:39 AM
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      LOL…it was fun to write….

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  • March 14, 2017 at 3:40 AM
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    One of my favorite things is going to listen to cowboy poets… thanks for commenting Tony

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    • March 14, 2017 at 6:24 PM
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      Glad you enjoyed it RJ as much as I did writing it……

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  • March 18, 2017 at 7:03 AM
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    Good stuff Kurt. Funny how a nice looking dealer makes the loss a little less painful. ~Paul

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    • March 18, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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      LOL…yes and sort of sad in some sort of way….

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  • April 1, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    This was great, Kurt. I smiled all through. James Garner was great as Maverick. Julie and Tammy would be able to turn many a cowboy to gamblin’.

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    • April 1, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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      I loved Maverick John and sadly to say I love Julie an Tammy also…lol

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