IF I WAS A COWBOY
By Donna Penley
If I was a cowboy, I’d get up every day
Put on my boots and cowboy hat, and then go out to play.
I’d go to the barn and get my horse, make sure that he’s well fed,
Then ride the range all day, ‘till it was time for bed.
If I was a cowboy, I’d have Mom pack a lunch
And me and my horse could share it after gathering up a bunch
Of cattle that had strayed away from the ol’ home place,
Me and my horse eating all that dust, and I’d never wash my face!
If I was a cowboy, I’d have some cowboy pards,
Friends that liked cwboyin’ too, and camping in our yards.
We’d fix us a tent out back, stretched over our clothesline
Then we’d drink pop and tell our stories ,
Feeling brave an’ mighty fine.
If I was a cowboy, I’d love the cowboy way
Nothing could take me from the range, it would
be with me night and day..
If I was a cowboy, when I was big and grown,
I’d make sure to raise me up some youngin’s of my own.
We’d live out in the country and love the country life
I’d enjoy each day with my little wranglers and my wife!
We’d raise our own food, and cherish simple things,
Teach my children to be strong, to meet what each day brings --
And then there’d be no IFS, AND I’D BE A COWBOY!
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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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