Cowboy Poetry

Johnny sent me this one and I enjoyed it much, hope you do.


Cowboy Poetry. . . . By Brad Curtis
Jake, the rancher,   went    one day To fix a distant fence. The wind was
cold and gusty And the clouds rolled gray and dense.
As he pounded the last staples in And gathered tools to go, The temperature
had fallen, The wind and snow began to blow.
When he finally reached his pickup, He felt a heavy heart. From the sound of
that ignition, He knew it wouldn’t start.
So Jake did what most of us Would do if we had been there. He humbly bowed
his balding head And sent aloft a prayer.
As he turned the key for the last time, He softly cursed his luck. They
found him three days later, Frozen stiff in that old truck.
Now Jake had been around in life And done his share of roaming. But when he
saw Heaven, he was shocked — It looked just like Wyoming!
Of all the saints in Heaven, His favorite was St. Peter.
(Now, this line ain’t needed But it helps with rhyme and meter)
So they set and talked a minute or two, Or maybe it was three. Nobody was
keeping’ score — In Heaven time is free.
"I’ve always heard," Jake said to Pete, "that God will answer prayer, But
one time I asked for help, Well, he just plain wasn’t there."
"Does God answer prayers of some, And ignore the prayers of others? That
don’t seem exactly square — I know all men are brothers."
"Or does he randomly reply, Without good rhyme or reason? Maybe, it’s the
time of day, The weather or the season."
"Now I ain’t trying to act smart, it’s just the way I feel. And I was
wondering’, could you tell me — What the heck’s the deal?!"
Peter listened very patiently And when Jake was done, There were smiles of
recognition, And he said, "So, you’re the one!!"
"That day your truck, it wouldn’t start, And you sent your prayer a flying,
You gave us all a real bad time, With hundreds of us trying."
"A thousand angels rushed, To check the status of your file, But you know,
Jake, we hadn’t heard From you in quite a long while."
"And though all prayers are answered, And God ain’t got no quota, He didn’t
recognize your voice, And started a truck in Minnesota."


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5 Responses to Cowboy Poetry

  1. Grandma's says:

    Hi Larry
    I liked the Cowboy Poetry too…was thinking about posting it…but you beat me too it.
    All is well with us.  Little grandson is growing…7wks old and a whopping 12 lbs 12 oz now.  Hannah, of course, is a wee bit jealous.  Love her little brother but is quite demaning of personal attention.
    Thelma and Tom are doing poorly at the moment and could sure use some prayer support.
    Pray all is well with you and your family.
    Blessings and Hugs

  2. Grandma's says:

    Sorry for the typos…been doing a lot of those lately.  Think its bedtime!!  The old brain just ain’t workin’ right now.
    Take Care

  3. Rambling says:

    Hi there Larry…you fellers going to build the new church do you know, yet?

  4. Ralph says:

    A good reason to "Pray all the time, watching and waiting."
    Thanks Larry, I’ve posted The Watchmaker on "OUR" Space today.

  5. Rambling says:

    Absolutely NOT what I hoped or expected to hear about the new church.  That is a sad thing. 

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