Measuring Up

Measuring Up

A Poem by Montana Tom

              Measuring Up


You set on the rail sun going down

On a day you call the best

Looking for anything one would call

A place and time for rest


The cowboys have come

Rounding up those cows

from all corners of the hills

Their stories are full of riding and roping

And the greatness of all their skills


You notice that one has shied from bragging

'bout his work out on the spread

He doesn't spend wasteful time talkin'

While fixin' his humble bed


He came to work with all the rest

Choosing jobs they all called bad

That effort from with in his heart

Measuring up to a boss called Dad.



Montana 11/16/2011

© 2011 Montana Tom

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It's a shame more people here don't appreciate good poetry like this. Great writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago

this piece of writing is good and nice as well amazingly written keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on December 29, 2011
Last Updated on December 29, 2011
Tags: Cowboys, riding, roping, dad


Montana Tom
Montana Tom

Belgrade, MT

Tom has lived in Montana most of his life. Lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park for 5 yrs. Pilots his Cessna 210, enjoys photography, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and surfing the net. Retir.. more..

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