I remember reading the Western novel Shane, by Jack Schaefer, in high school. I’m not quite sure why the Western theme is in my head this morning, but it is. Here’s a bit of a Western, in the form of a poem.
This is christyb saying “Yippee-ki-yay!” and smiling.
Cowboy, Westerns, and Poetry. (Dizkography, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)
You Went West
You went West one day
To the land of cowboys, and
You forgot that there was a damsel in distress,
With rosy cheeks, waiting right here for you.
Maybe you wanted a challenge,
Figuring out how to steer your horse
And your testosterone,
Or perhaps you just wanted an arrow
Without a cupid attached.
If you head North by Northeast
I think you might find a map, a rainbow,
Or even a trunk of coins,
But you won’t find me –
I moved out East a couple of months ago
And hitched up the tent all on my own.
©2013 Christy Birmingham