Writers on the Web by John West
By John West
Cowboys get your gear, branding time is near
A cowboy’s life we learn, a branding iron to burn
Like a cow without a brand, a rustler on your land
Round up on the range
There’s a long horn on the loose, go rope him quickly with a noose
Now drag him out the damp, shoo him back to camp
If you loose the rope too soon, he’ll take off to the moon
Long horn running loose, yeah
Cowboy you gotta love your horse, go rub him down each night of course
Feed him oats and grain, keep him out the rain
Your life depends on him, together ride the rim
Cowboy love your horse, yeah
- Mr. Murry, A Ghost Story - October 26, 2018
- Writers on the Web by John West - July 23, 2017
- Marshallville 4 - July 20, 2017
14 thoughts on “Writers on the Web by John West”
This is fantastic! I love this version you have created about cowboys and horses 🙂 I like it all, but especially got a thrill over the words “Cowboy you gotta love your horse, go rub him down each night of course”… This got me laughing because it’s so matter-of-fact…haha. Excellent!
I like your cowboy and his horse version of the song, John. It follows the beat of the song perfectly and was a delightful subject. Good work.
Gotta love this cowboy version, a cowboys best friend is his horse, so gotta love your horse. Well done John, I enjoyed it.
Thanks for the positive comments. The title “Riders on the storm” sent me straight to riders on the range. I have some ‘Cowboy Poetry’, I will post later, love the old west.
Well done John, enjoyed it my friend.
You did great on this, John. I love it.
Great phrasing, John. I love it.
Excellent work John.
Just awesome. Well done. I just love the romance of cowboys and horses.
Had to read this Cowboy Poem for a second time to put an early morning smile on my face.
Incidentally, I did finish writing that poem that you said you “couldn’t wait (to see)”, entitled Gumdrops on my Place… Here it is:
Good job Tamara, creative and fun. Have read my short story, ‘Marshallville’? You might find that fun.
Another great entry! I like the cowboy imagery you used. Great piece.
Hello John, this was an awesome take. The rhythm to this song is perfect for your version, fits absolutely beautifully. I was right there with the cattle, riding along. Great take! I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Thanks Mel. I appreciate the positive vibe.