A COWBOY’S SOLUTION TO
By Donna Penley
I was drinkin’ coffee with an ol’ cowboy friend of mine th’ other day,
Discussin’ th’ shape th’ world is in. This is what he had t’ say:
“You know them fellers over in Afghanistan, I think they’re called th’ Tallyban?
Well, they’re against our nation, an’ th‘ truths for which we stand..
So, we sent our boys in there, t’ clean out th’ terrorists nests;
But, they keep on fightin’ back, t’ put us to th’ test!
We don’t need an arsenal, in th’ air, or on th’ ground --
If President Bush’d follow this here plan , in one fell swoop, we’d put ’em down!
Here’s what we should do:
First, we’d build ‘em some McDonald’s, Quik Trips, an’ then Wal-Marts;
Give ‘em a taste of our fast food culture -- well, that would be a start.
T’ put th’ icing on th’ cake, we’d give their wives a credit card;
Start ’em with Five Thousand Dollars credit. That would do it, Pard!
Their husbands would give up th’ Tallyban, ’cause they wouldn’t have time t’ fight;
T’ pay off all those high interest bills, they’d be working’ day an’ night.
Those women, once they tasted a bit of our big spending’,
Would keep their husband’s noses to th’ grindstone. Oh, it would be never endin’!
An’, we’d not have t’ shoot one bullet, nor pull one grenade pin;
“Cause th’ Tallyban an’ th’ other terrorists --
WOULD BE IN TH’ SAME SHAPE THAT WE’RE IN!”
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Donna Penley is a Cowgirl Poet with deep Kansas roots who has been writing cowboy poetry for over twenty five years. She is a real Cowgirl and an ex-barrel racer.
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