Saturday Night


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Just simple cowboy poetry about living and loving

Saturday Night

Come Saturday morn I’ll be polishing my boots

And looking for a clean shirt and jeans

Cause Saturday night I’m heading for town

 For some carousing and a few other things.


So its bath time for sure and a change of long johns

In case I get extra lucky at O’Doul’s saloon

If things work out just right I won’t spend the night

 a howlin at that old harvest moon.


Come Saturday evenin I get out my best Stetson hat

Brush my teeth with a finger dipped in moonshine

Saddle up old Bill and head up the hill

With visions of havin a good time


It’s an hour’s ride into town so I sing me a tune

About cowboys and cattle and such

  I also think about sweet Mary back in Montana

Her warm smile and soft gentle touch


But now I can see the lights of the town in the distance

And I try to push memories of sweet Mary aside

But try as I may I can’t seem to forget

How I left her and the way that she cried


The next thing I know I’m back at the ranch

Packin up and sayin my goodbye’s  

Yep, there’s a long trip ahead so I give Old Bill his head

And think of Mary and those Montana skies


©Copyright Charlie Gragg, October 20, 2010     

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gogant commented on Saturday Night


We all, at one time, wish we could have been a cowboy.....riding hard, whisky bent and hell bound........A clever one you give us here with all the color and dust..............................................g



Thank you. We are all cowboys at heart.

lunamarie commented on Saturday Night


... you know my middle name is mary, yes? ... haha ............ lm



Thank you. Watch for he and Old Bill coming down the road.

Oblaidon commented on Saturday Night


I like how this one tells a story. A 10 from California. :)

rsalassi commented on Saturday Night


Good write, Hamp. I just see him rding alone toward Montana, thinking "We 'll always have Brokeback Mountain, Mary." Oh wait a minute, that wasn't Mary, was it?

icu2 commented on Saturday Night


I liked this very much. This would make a good story, and you know how much I love a good story....almost as much as a good poem...This was a good poem. Lucky



Thank you and I miss your stories.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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