If God Had Chosen Cowboys

By Steve Lucas   If God had chosen cowboys, instead of those fellers herdin’ sheepTo welcome the Baby Jesus while the world was fast asleepWould the Christmas story and the carols that we singBe a little different; maybe have a different ring? When the cowboys got the message from them angels heard on highThey’d have …

In Flanders Fields

By John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now …

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 …