Everyone’s Got a Hang-Up

By MARILYN HALVORSON       Seems everyone’s got a hang-up these daysSo neurotic they all need a shrinkBut the kind of hang-up I’m talking aboutCan mess you up quick as a wink It happened one day with the buckskinOne tall drink of water, that horseI rode her out to check cattleAnd had gates to …

Roll a Smoke

The colt just stood and trembled, as sweat began to soak,Then wisely said the cowboy, “It’s time to roll a smoke.”I puzzled at his meaning and of the works he said,I never knew tobacco rings to curl about his head.But as the calm invaded the pen that we were in,That colt eased up and joined …

The Tree

  Pine tree, I remember when I saw you years ago, We was trailin’ cattle up this mountain through the snow. As I rode by, my stirruped boot just barely brushed your top, I was ridin’ drag, so I thought that I would stop And look at you for a moment and wonder if I’d …

Take Care of Yer Friends

By Baxter Black, DVM Friend is a word that I don’t throw aroundThough it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.I save it for people who’ve done right by meAnd I know I can count on if ever need be. Some of my friends drive big limousinesOwn ranches and banks and visit with queens.And …