A Cowboy’s Prayer


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This is my version of a poem under the caption of cowboy poetry. 

A Cowboy’s Prayer


Each night as I settle in

 head resting on my saddle   

I look upward at the stars on high

and wonder. I wonder if he’s look'n down

and sees my old bones a lay’n here.

Just in case he’s watch’n I have this little say’n

Goes something like this.


Bless my old horse Bess and my dog Rex too

Forgive me for chew’n snuff and drink’n that devil whiskey brew

Keep the herd safe from the coyotes and wolves in the night

Watch over my Sara at the ranch til morning’s first light

If you’re not too busy I could use a new pair of boots

and a pistol that don’t jam ev’r darn time that it shoots

Look out for Grandpa Zed he’s get’n up in his years

He can’t see fer noth’n and he’s deaf in both ears

Keep me safe on the trail til I reach Dodge City

Cause to die out here would be a dogon pity 



©Copyright Charlie Gragg, December 6, 2009    

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Marsink commented on A Cowboy’s Prayer


...'and bless my direction as I ride through life, so as to always return to the love of my wife.' A heartfelt prayer, 'specially if the whiskey goes by the wayside, like the worn out boots. Great story that put me on the saddle, under the stars with an ache in my heart for those most precious of things in life! Thanks for sharing

SavVySam commented on A Cowboy’s Prayer


lol This is great! I really enjoyed the role you assume in this poem of simple requests...I can almost smell the campfire and hear the wind through the trees!



Thanks. Cowboy poetry is fun so I intend to write more in the future.

ArgusWayne commented on A Cowboy’s Prayer


This is a 10 fer sure from me. I reckon I like it so much cuz I always said I wuz born a hunerd years too late! Fantastic and realistic write!



Thank you very much pardner,

LenaMP commented on A Cowboy’s Prayer


Nicely written with down home sentiments with a touch of humor. Picturesque and down-to-earth. Well penned.



Thank you very much.

charles52 commented on A Cowboy’s Prayer


I have always love cowboys. Great job getting me into the head of a cowboy living under the stars, living the free roaming life. Thanks for sharing. Charles



Thanks for dropping by.

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Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30