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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Cowboy Thing To Do

As you watch Colorado go up in smoke, pray for those who put their safety at risk to save lives and property. But also remember The Cowboy Thing to do

A Cowboy’s never taller
than when he’s on his knees.
A Cowboy’s never stronger
than when he asks God, please.
A Cowboy’s never braver
than when he sheds a tear
for families who have lost it all
in wild fire storms this year.

A Cowboy is a symbol
cause he works till he succeeds.
A Cowboy is a hero
cause he helps folks who’re in need
like all the Red Cross volunteers
who never hesitate
to comfort victims of the fires
forced to evacuate.

It costs a lot to bring relief
to those who need it now
and those who’ll need it down the road.
You can help, here’s how:
Just make a contribution,
do whatever you can do.
When you help out the helpers,
cowboy spirit lives in you.

Jeff Hildebrandt © June 29, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Riotous Rider

Not sure I'm happy with the title...Please feel free to make a suggestion. I'd also appreciate finding out what this says to you.

The Riotous Rider

He’s saddled up his get-away. There’s nothing left to do
but ride, hell bent for leather and look for someplace new
where he can get a brand new start and leave his past behind.
He doesn’t know, what’s chasing him is all just in his mind.

He’s riding from his demons, from desires and disillusion.
He’s riding round in circles and he’s dizzy from confusion.
He’s riding after money, after fame and adulation.
He’s riding for the easy life of permanent vacation.

He’s riding from his troubles down the alley of self-doubt.
He knows he can’t escape it but just can’t figure out
a way to get the upper hand on all his misery
when a world that’s stacked against him is all that he can see.

He’s ridden past the answer and if he’d stop and wait
he’d find the one to help him out. He’d find it’s not too late
to ask The Lord to ride with him and be his saddle pal.
Then God will guide his pony and bring peace to his corral.

Jeff Hildebrandt © June 15, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cowboys and Indians honor

Just a quick note to let you know that I am very honored to have another of my poems, "Cowboy Poets," chosen as last week's Poem of the Week by Cowboys and Indians magazine's website. If you haven't read it, here it is:

We talk about the cowboy.
We talk about the West.
We paint word pictures of a place
the sun goes down to rest.
Some recount ranch humor
and some replay the wrecks
when horse and rider both went down
and bounced like rubber checks.
Some talk of creaking leather
or the smell of new moan hay,
or the way the stars light up the sky
at night we’re you’re away
from city lights and traffic noise.
It’s quiet way out West
when you’re gathered round the camp fire
where the sun goes down to rest.

Some rhymers will remind us
in their own poetic way
that “Out West” did not happen
in an accidental way.
God chiseled out the flat top buttes
and gouged the canyon land.
God set the Colorado’s course
and I believe He planned
that when we gaze upon West;
its awesome size and scope
that we would be reminded,
in the midst of trials, there’s hope.
God knew we’d need reminding
so He planned this from the start.
cause in the end, it’s clear my friend,
God’s got cowboy in his heart.

Jeff Hildebrandt © April 25, 2012

And my poem, "Limited Liability" was quoted by Sharon Gilbert in her political column for at:

Now, where can I buy a lottery ticket?