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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We Got Troubles, 2011

The mighty Mississippi
just couldn’t be contained,
the more they built the levies up,
the more upstream it rained.
Across the heartland cyclones ripped
and wrecked their twisted death
then more tornadoes followed up
before they caught their breath.
Last year saw the Gulf Coast reel
and floods hit music city.
This May folks from South to North
need more than just our pity.
Charity begins at home
then moves on down the block
so let’s make sure these neighbors
have some hope when they take stock
of what they lost and what survived
and how they’ll start anew.
They need to know that God still cares.
It’s up to me and you
to help them cope and not lose hope;
feed body, soul and heart.
Donations thru your local church
are one good way to start.
So, make a contribution,
do what you can today.
And keep them in your daily prayers,
cause that’s the cowboy way.

jeff hildebrandt © May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Great Escape

Local police are reporting today
that a con man they nabbed has gotten away.
He’s vertically challenged.
Fortune telling’s the charge
they say he’s a Small Medium... at Large.

Jeff Hildebrandt © May 17, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Exorcist Revenge

Occasionally a joke or story will strike me as a poem. Afterall, cowboy poetry got its beginning as a way to tell stories in an interesting manner. This is just such a poem.

The Exorcist Revenge

A lady seemed really obsessed;
thought a demon had got her, she guessed.
Had it driven away
but then, she wouldn’t pay
now she finds that she’s been repossessed.

Jeff Hildebrandt © May 17, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mountains in the Mirror

I got an email request for Mountain in the Mirror and asked how the person had seen it or learned about it. Can you say possible marketing opportunity? Well, this was the answer: Jeff: I am a sub teacher in Grand Junction, Colorado. On the wall in this teacher's office where I am subteaching is your poem with your name on it. Where this teacher got it-I do not know? I LOVE IT! So, I started searching for you on the internet & took a chance that I would find you. Yepee ! I did !

Mountains in the Mirror

There are mountains in the mirror
as I drive to work each day
and I can’t help but watch them
at each stoplight on the way.
Through the brown and leafless branches,
past the foothills, dark and dry,
God’s majestic handiwork
juts upward to the sky.
And if I leave for home in time
there is glory to behold
as the sun sets past those mountains
and the sky is pink and gold.
Do you think it’s just coincidence
or was it pre-arranged
that what I see each way to work
is God’s mighty mountain range?
The sight lifts up my spirit
and I thank God right out loud.
for the beauty He’s created
mixing peaks with sky and clouds.
There are many things reminding me
to praise the Lord of Hosts
but the mountains in the mirror…
that’s the one I like the most.

Jeff Hildebrandt, © 2000
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Portrait of Valor Unveiling

Guess which former Army Staff Sgt has been asked to emcee and perform at the Center for American Values when they unveil the portrait of our newest Medal of Honor Recipient? And guess who will be on stage with 3 Medal of Honor recipients? Guess who better get busy polishing his boots? It all happens this Saturday, May 14, in Pueblo, CO.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a devil's demise

The country paused and held its breath.
Was it really true?
After 10 years they had found him
and knew just what to do.
Silently, they tracked him down,
removing all resistance.
Forcefully, our posse proved
the value of persistence.
Our leaders learned to “cowboy up”
though hope got mighty thin
that we could track that devil down
before he struck again.
So, thank God for the analysts
who puzzled up the clues.
And thank God for the Navy Seals
who brought us such good news.
Thank God for their courage,
for their skill and dedication.
Though we may never know their names
they deserve our acclimation.
As do the weary sentinels
who daily guard the door
in order to keep terrorists
from spreading to our shore.
A victory is ours today
but the conflict isn’t done.
So, Cowboy Up America
until this war is won.

Jeff Hildebrandt © May 3, 2011