When Your Father is a Cowboy

When Your Father is a Cowboy

When your Father is a Cowboy - A Poem


When your Father is a Cowboy…

You grow up differently than the kids around you. 

Your Father teaches you things like changing oil in your pickup or how to rope. 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

He teaches you hard work will pay off.  
 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You learn about life and you learn about death. 

You learn how to treat sick animals and you learn how to skin a deer. 


When your Father is a Cowboy…

You learn that doing things the right way first is always better.

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You learn how to fix fence! 
 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You hear stories of wild, bucking horses bucking thru mamas garden. 

You hear stories of roping a coyotes or chasing the mean badgers. 
 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

Your family vacations are picnics at the creek or long cattle drives. 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You learn to pack a snack or two because you might not be in for lunch.


When your Father is a Cowboy…

You hear things like: “Get up. You are wasting God’s daylight.”

When your Father is a Cowboy….

There is no time to cry. 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You always have a friend. 

 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

He teaches you manners and traditions. 

When your Father is a Cowboy…

His hands feel like sand paper. 


When your Father is a Cowboy…

The first vehicle you drove is a tractor!

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You find yourself more interested in the weather 

and the cattle markets then you do the news. 


When your Father is a Cowboy…

You learn when he says, “Will you help me get the cows moved?”

Really means, you will be helping me alllllll day.


When your Father is a Cowboy…

You learn work ethic at a very early age.

When your Father is a Cowboy…

You don’t get a wage. You get a pat on the back.


When your Father is a Cowboy…

You have the best life!

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