Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Saturday, 27 August 2011

A little contest

This poem is at present untitled . It is loosely based on a couple of guys my hubby and I know . And likely fits a lot of guys all of us have had the pleasure of knowing over the years . Good folks at the heart of them, but living life , just a little differently than many of us. The ones that I was thinking of when I wrote this are ,as I said good guys ,living their lives very much on their own terms . A bit rough around the edges , but hearts of gold .
Anyhow this poem needs a title . So I figure ,its time for another contest . Give it a shot and help me out if you can .

A farmer and cowboy

a hunter and such

You could tell to look at

him he didn’t eat much

A burger and some whiskey

He will never tire

A guy like that’s built

Out of old baling wire

Tall lean and lanky

With a fist like a mitt.

Call him out when he is drinking

And he will get into it!

A jab or a punch, and

Down on the ground

He will give it his all

on every go round

But tell him his friend

Has got in a bind

He will stop in an instant

 and leave it behind

He will show up to help

And bring along a crew

And whatever you need,

Well that’s what he’ll do

They don’t make them quite

Like that anymore

But the ones that are here,
Are good ones for sure

Hoping to get back  to the horses soon , and maybe take a few pictures . Possibly from a different perspective than lately too...

Stay safe everyone


Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

I love your poem. You've got such a fun way with words! :)

I'm not sure why, but when I read this, I was picturing a little piece of art where a stick figure cowboy was made out of barbed wire. Just thought you should know. :)

I know. I've got a different way of looking at things. LOL

Christmas-etc... said...

What a very nice person you described!

How about...
"A Guy Like That"
It entices one to know who the poem is about just kind of describes exactly who he is once the poem is read. Everyone needs "A Guy Like That," in their life either as a friend or family!

Take care!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I was going to come up with a title but I like Ann's too much. I can just picture Judy's wire-y cowboy.
Great poem!!

kden said...

Closed fist, open heart

Crystal said...

Boy Im gonna have to think on that a while, but its a good one, needs a perfect title.

Country Gal said...

Great poem !
How about Ghost rider , or Legend of the Cowboy ! Have a great day !

Shirley said...

Livin' the Code

Sherry Sikstrom said...

WO you are all great! Love all the titles, the ones I don't use ,would you mind if I use for a future poem?
The barbed wire cowboyyou pictured sounds just rightJudy.

Linda said...

I read this earlier in the day and have thought about it for the rest......I'm still thinkin' but IF I come up with something other than A Junkyard Cowboy.....I'll let you know;)))) Great bunch of words.....you're VERY talented with 'em!

GoLightly said...

Mind's a blank.
No surprise there!
Great poem!

Nicole said...


Old Time Cowboys


They don't make em like that anymore

although that's a long title.

good poem!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great poem!

How 'bout:

"Rough Edges and Hearts of Gold"

"Good Hearted Feral Cowboys"


Reddunappy said...

OH!!! I like Lisa's "Rough Edges and Hearts of gold" !!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Tweaking a previously mentioned thought.

Rough edged golden heart or

Heart of gold with rough edges...

Problem is, we overlook the roughness and the tattered edges, because we gaze at the beauty in their core.

I know a few of those types of guys. There are nowhere near enough of them in the world.

True Gems maybe?