Come Back Cowboy  Comeback .

Come Back Cowboy Comeback .

A Poem by lee von cleef
"

Cherrie Palmer, "walk softly" inspired,Cracked my window. Set me young into a wild herd of long yearlings.

"
Into the cedar circle corral boy Culpepper carried his grass quiet
Animal smooth
Loop laid across his body low,
Ready to dance a hula-hand , over the bay,
To the deep eyed,short backed Dun;
Tiger striped long fore arms, above good bone, short cannons,long hip.
Hocks post straight into the ground.
Just the kind his dad would tie into.
The little cuvee of horses bunched swished their tails,
Bent and pushed ,tipping their pecking order,
The Dun squirted to the front.
From the boys hip poetry,
Unseen ,Up ,just above eye brow high, the arm moved,extended, palm out, thumb down,
Release
The rope flew !
Angel hands set the seen ,
His dads voice filled the boys heart,
The whole universe spoke
One, man ,boy, rope, horse, all geared into one.
Soon the try, of horse ,try of heart, try of boy,
Would carry a brand ,
Of a Cullpepper Man.


Out across the buffalo grass ,
She tossed out a Dazzler, the woolen blanket settled
As he tied the tiger striped Dun ,
Loose to a naked cedar.
Chaps ,spurs,gloves,hat,boots;
Buck-stiched softy buffalo leather,Crockets,Stetson,Doe skin ,Ox blood stove tops,
Each with a wrinkle,a stain,a story,worn until smooth character,
Stamped them his,
A cowboy ,
A Hand,
The compliment of her.
Her,
Shy but true man.
The kind so,
Sparse in a full land.
She gave all ,country true,one God,one Man,one Heart.
But the open country's bending twists have buried the Hand .
Hollowed the man
who stepped off the Dun,
Here but gone.
She waits, She longs, she carries her rose, to spark crimson,maple waves
In the buffalo grasses evening amber,
Come back cowboy comeback .


© 2012 lee von cleef



Author's Note

lee von cleef
The best western woman, has kissed ,been kissed, and has found a man and a way to ...
"Compliment" not "Complicate"

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Strikes me gently of a tale being told, late night fire shadows; a quiet voice, heads nodding, ears listening intently.. and two eyes sparkling at past memories of a life and love well made. Last few words wistful, felt.

A delicate write, says more than the words, ' But the open country's bending twists have buried the Hand . ~ Hollowed the man ~ who stepped off the Dun, Here but gone.'

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Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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love your descriptive language ... my dad read all of Louise Lamore's stories and he passed them on to me ..which i also read ...many of them several times ..your writing reminds me so much of him ..his ability to describe the land and characters ... always with the hero and the damsel ... well done ..very enjoyable read .. she stands waiting ..knowing he is out there somewhere .. :)
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


You pull stories from the dirt and make the humble, provincial things glow. I know a boy-man or two like that. Life grows you into to something and maybe you don't know it until you look back down the old roads. Good stuff, this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ah man, you tease us with these wonderful images, vivid sketches of the young cowboy about to show his stuff, the horse at the ready with others tied asserting their place. Then the image of the woman missing her cowboy.

No secret you are a cowboy yourself. Anyway, love your work, friend request coming, I would like to be on your rr list if that's OK. Will read more when I get time, but its Sunday morning here Aus, gotta get out there and attend to a few things including 2 horses and a dozen young bulls. I am no cowboy, but have had many happy hours in the saddle so your writing hits the spot, not seeing anything else quite like it on WC.

....Crap these programs have smarts, I reading/writing about horses here and WC is showing ads for the Horseland Winter Apparel range. Shifty buggers!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

life and love, simpler back then?

"there was a young cowboy who lived on a range, his horse and his cattle were his only companions"

james taylor.

come back Shane!

i love westerns...especially the old ones...and this poem is reminscent of them...
nicely done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lee von cleef

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Shane that would be big kudos....
C. Harter Amos

2 Years Ago

Your cowboy speaks of Sam Elliott and John Wayne. It's a love for something simple and real in a wo.. read more
"A cowboy ,
A Hand,
The compliment of her.
Her,
Shy but true man.
The kind so,
Sparse in a full land.
She gave all ,country true,one God,one Man,one Heart.
But the open country's bending twists have buried the Hand .
Hollowed the man"
A splendid read and write...Thank you cowby...:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

OK. Sheriff ...You are welcome...:)
lee von cleef

4 Years Ago

I like the law but not the weight of a badge.... Oh Velcro you say ? better then pins, but sure is n.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

Hahaha...You too friend... Sheriff Andy Griffith and deputy Barney Fife...:)
I really don't know what to write in my review. This is filled with meaning, and elegance...

Posted 5 Years Ago


Such a fragile tale...your description always leaves me either smiling or moved deeply!
I look forward to reading more of you love...
Always something to grasp a meaning of through your work, potently so!
Wonderful xoxo

Posted 5 Years Ago


a melodramatic tale. I like it!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lee von cleef

5 Years Ago

Melodramatic is that a new kind of gun? or cancer?
captain

5 Years Ago

a gun i suppose, cancer is very dramatic i guess
Beautiful. Amazing. Captivating. Heart wrenching. Wonderful. Nostalgic.

Maika'i no. This was a great write!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lee von cleef

5 Years Ago

thank you but my life gets pretty thick so get tied on if you keep reading
frivolous treasures

5 Years Ago

^^ I try to read and comment on a variety of people and works, but I'll try and keep an eye out for .. read more
That was quite a story you told. Captivating in essense and heartwrenching for the soul. I teared up toward the ending...I just knew that would happen. (and I read it twice...both time my lashes swelled...damn that was soul deep love) I loved the easy flow of descriptions you used. As I am fond of saying "the letters spell more than the words say" ... they did indeed for this piece. I'll visit more of your beautiful writings... soul deep I tell ya ;)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lee von cleef

5 Years Ago

you too This stuff makes me late, but ... like Madonna said " So What" thank you .
Shy Girl

5 Years Ago

You're welcome :)

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