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Mister, Are You a Cowboy?

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Little Cowboy Song

This poem is dedicated to all the Cowboys of American who help make this great Nation.

Mister, Are you a Cowboy? He asked the tall man on his horse,

Yes, little man, I am of course.


The little fellow looked cold, as his little arms were bare,

And the Cowboy could tell there was no one to care,


His clothes were rags and no shoes did he wear.

His big brown eyes all shiny with wonder,

As he patted the Cowboy’s big black horse named thunder.


The Cowboy’s blue eyes glistened with tears as he looked at the

little arm that stuck out of----- what once was a sleeve,

“Please Mr. Cowboy, stay a while, please don’t leave.”


“Where are you from, Son?” He asked as he glanced around the streets of town,

“I ran away from the orphanage.” Was his tearful reply as

the little boy looked up without another sound.


He was light as a feather when the Cowboy put the

skinny little body behind him,

“Well, hang on little man; we are going to my home.”

And my name is Jim.


“My name is Zachary, but that is all I know,

Someone left me at the orphanage on the steps---- in the snow.”


Years later, standing by a grave on the frozen Texas dirt,

Stood a tall handsome cowboy, who was hungry no more-- but now his heart hurt.


His twin sons three years old, stood proud and listening--beside their Dad,

As he told the story of when he was--- just a lad.


And, how God had given him a Cowboy Dad to love,

With tears streaming unchecked down his face, he looked above.


“God, take care of my Dad and give him his horse Thunder to ride,

this is a good man who always had my back, and stood by my side.”


“He will make all your Angel children happy riding with him and Thunder, on your streets of gold,

where children will always be warm and never cold.”


Amen, he said, and turned to take his sweet wife’s hand,

We will all meet you Mister Cowboy, over in Glory land.


The twins dressed like little cowboys, walked slowly behind their Mom and Dad,

Turned and waved to their precious Grandfather, and looked at each other, because they were sad.

On the tombstone was written, “Mister Cowboy Dad.”

© 2021 Barbara Purvis Hunter

Comments

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Vidya D Sagar,

Thanks for the kind words and I will try to send some more of my favorites.

Take Care and enjoy the weekend.

Bobbi Purvis

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 29, 2021:

Such a beautiful story as poetry. It touched my heart. Keep giving us such gems to enjoy reading

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Bill,

I would love to write more as it is my passion. However, sometimes my sister needs me and nothing stops me from being there.

Love and Blessing to you and your family.

I hope tonight to have time to visit some of the wonderful hubbers who read my poems.

Have a great weekend.

Bobbi Purvis

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 29, 2021:

A lovely, feel-good story, my friend. Thank you for sharing, and it's good to see you writing here again. Blessings always!

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Ravi Rajan,

Thanks for reading my poem, I appreciate it very much.

Thanks again and have a great weekend,

Bobbi Purvis

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

Writing is my passion and I am happy you enjoyed my poem.

Have a great weekend.

Bobbi Purvis

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 29, 2021:

Wonderful story told beautifully Barbara.It is subtle, touching and tugs on to the heart strings. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I am glad you read my poem and you enjoyed it.

Have a great weekend.

Bobbi

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I am happy you enjoyed my poem.

Have a great weekend,

Bobbi Purvis

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Nithya Venkat,

Thanks for reading my poem.

Have a great weekend.

Bobbi Purvis

Misbah from The World of Poets on April 29, 2021:

Bobbi, this is so beautiful poem. I like the way you scribbled it. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings and Love

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

Wonderful story about an orphan finding a home.

Touching, tear jerking toward the end.

Great write .

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 28, 2021:

Beautifully composed poem! This is so heartfelt!

Thank you for sharing!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 28, 2021:

A beautiful poem touched my heart.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 28, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

Thanks for reading my poem---I have written so many in my life so I thought I would share some of the ones I love.

Take Care,

Bobbi Purvis

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 28, 2021:

What a beautiful poem about a generous and loving man who made a difference in a young child's life.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on April 28, 2021:

Thanks--have a great week.

Bobbi Purvis

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 28, 2021:

Touching poem, Bobby.

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