Sitting by the Fire

Cowboy Bible Poetry to keep you warm in the soul.

Wild Flowers

From the perch atop my horse, tonight,I’m ahead of the storm movin in.I workin my way down to the ridge;Wanna watch the sun set from the rim. That’s when the prairie reaches up,And shakes hands with the setting sun.And just when it seems life is at its bestClouds move...

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Unconditional Love

I don’t care what the world has to say,All the people that think they’re so smart.They try to argue about when life begins,At conception is where life gets its start. No child ever born was an accident,God knows the beginning from the end.He has a plan for every...

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Standing in the Gap

Met a young man the other day, When the rodeo came to town. He was standing behind the chutes, Putting on makeup like a clown. I struck up a conversation with him, Trying to figure out, just what was his deal. I couldn’t understand what would make a guy, Be willing to...

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Steward of 365 Days

As the year comes to an endAnd the next ones about to start.We’ll all spend a little time reflecting,And hoping we’ve done our part. Did I take every chance to do good,Did I love my neighbor like I’m told?I tried to be quick to forgive,To both the young and the old....

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Silver Spurs

When I was a kid, we learned to listen,For the song that Dad’s spurs would play.They were a beacon to where he would be,Or the sound of him coming at the end of the day. The sound they made on the kitchen floor,As he walked over to kiss his bride.Was the sign to me...

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Facin Up

I was out starting a young coltFor some folks the other night.All of a sudden something hit me,Gods love for me came to light. I was asking the horse to face up,Just asking him to relax and stop.All I was getting was a little glare,As he’d kick and blow by at a trot....

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Gatherin Strays

I hired on the neighbor placeTo help for a couple of days.The job was to back ride,And gather up some wild strays. I knew there would be lots of roping,It would be wild and fun to the bone.That’s why there’s neighbor cattle,So you don’t have to rope your own. I showed...

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True Friend

I run across an old cowboy the other night,As I was pushing some strays down the road.There was a heap of knowledge under that hat,And I’m gonna share with you what I was told. He told me of all the bad ones that he’d rodeAnd all the open country that he’d seen.Said...

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My Father’s Shadow

I remember from early onThe respect I had for my dad.No matter what the job wasHe would give it all that he had. He always did what was right;He helped everyone where he could.When it came to his family and faithEveryone knew where he stood. As a boy I sure adored my...

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My Father’s Place

For a cowboy, it’s the quiet times,Spent on the porch, with coffee in hand.That allows him reflect on his life,And thank God for his family and land. The view from the cabin this morning,Is nothing but green meadows and lake.The corrals below are full of horses,And...

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