This WebSite is dedicated to Cowboy Poetry, Music & Gatherings everywhere.
(...but especially in TEXAS!)
* Born and raised in Texas
* Professional Rodeo Bull-Rider (early years)
* Retired Cross-Country Truck Driver
* Bass player for various Cowboy Bands
* Events attended as a professional Cowboy Poet:
The National Cowboy Symposium - Lubbock, TX (5 years running)
The Larry Chittenden Cowboy Gathering - Anson, TX
Christmas at Fort Concho - San Angelo, TX
Cowboy Gathering at Bowie, TX
Ft. Stockton Cowboy Gathering
Cowboy Gathering at Haskell, TX
* Build & repair musical instruments
* "INTARSIA" - (fancy name for fancy wood-work)
* Plans for a Cowboy Poetry Book in 1998
Howdy! My name is Stan. I live in Texas. I am a recently retired Truck Driver who is now pursuing his dream of being a
Here's a sample of my work:
The mixture of cowboys and poetry
Certainly does seem strange
Like mixin' "lace and cactus"...
Or "carpet"... on the "range"
It seems like "gold" and "leather"
Would never blend that well
That "rhymin' words" would tamper
With the stories that cowboys tell
But strangely enough... I've noticed
When a "tough" cowboy "recites"
His eyes get soft and friendly...
His hat's pushed back, just right
His arms are held wide open
As if to welcome you in
He rubs his neck and "fidgets"...
He laughs... and talks... and grins
This "rough, ol' codger" with boots on
Who barely leaves the ranch
Is really just a "good ol' boy"
Who's always loved to dance
And though he looks so "ornery"
He has a heart of gold
Just ask his friends... or kids... or wife
And once his story's told...
You'll see that he's a "diamond"...
Just only "in the rough"
His hands can rock his baby...
Or "break a bronc" that's tough
So you see then... it makes perfect sense
For a cowboy to "recite"...
His favorite poem to his little girl
As he tucks her in at night
And he'll sing a song... a verse or two...
To keep them "dogies" quiet
Camping on some cold, hard ground
He keeps them calm all night
And out there on the prairie
Where days are twelve months long
He likes to make a rhyme or two...
He likes to sing "camp songs"
And when the "round-up's" done at last
And he is finally home
He'll serenade his "sweetheart"...
When they are all alone
So as he works from dawn 'til dusk
To keep the cupboards full
Besides his horse... and saddle... and spurs...
He has another "tool"...
Poetry comes from a loving heart...
From deep inside a man...
Who loves his kids and loves his wife...
Who loves God and "His" land
A gift from God to soothe the soul
When times get really rough
And to pacify our greedy souls...
When we really have enough
So let me end my story...
By saying that I'm proud...
To be a "Cowboy Poet"
I'll say it "proud and LOUD!"
And thank the Lord in Heaven...
And take a final bow...
For sharing my poems with "you" tonight...
The "horses"... and the "cows"
Last night I wrote a cowboy poem
Guaranteed to bring me fame
But, you know, I forgot to write down my words
And they slipped right out of my brain
But I'm sure it must've been wonderful
For the tears swelled in my eyes
As I spoke about the cowboy life
And the stars up in the sky
So, if you hear a glorious story, sometimes
Listen closely for a sign
'Cause if it makes you feel the way I did
That poem is surely MINE!
And it would mean the world to me, dear friend
If a pen could soon be found
And on a piece of paper...
You would write that critter down
And mail it here to me, good friend
So that I can finally say...
The career of this ol' Cowboy Poet...
Is finally on the way!
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