End of the Year

Some Cowboy Poetry to Finish Off the Year

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Sometimes it takes growin up in a place then movin away to realize the poignancy of some of the local wisdom.  

When Ayanna and I took a trip out West here several years ago, we stopped in Winnemucca for lunch and came across a book of cowboy poems.   Ever since then, we’ve been collecting them, and here are a few to lighten up your end-of-year festivities.

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     Don’t worry about biting off more than you can chew.   Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger ’n you think.

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     Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. 

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     No tree is too big for a short dog to lift his leg upon.

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     Never miss a chance to rest your horse.

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     Generally speaking, fancy titles and nightshirts are a waste of time.

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     A woman’s heart is like a campfire.  If you don't tend to it regularly,       you’ll soon lose it.

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     If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

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     No matter where you ride to, that’s where you are.

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     And our favorite:


     Don’t squat with your spurs on.