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Cowboy Poetry

> By Brad Curtis


> Jake, the rancher, went one day

> To fix a distant fence.

> The wind was cold and gusty

> And the clouds rolled gray and dense.


> As he pounded the last staples in

> And gathered tools to go,

> The temperature had fallen,

> The wind and snow began to blow.


> When he finally reached his pickup,

> He felt a heavy heart.

> From the sound of that ignition,

> He knew it wouldn't start.


> So Jake did what most of us

> Would do if we had been there.

> He humbly bowed his balding head

> And sent aloft a prayer.


> As he turned the key for the last time,

> He softly cursed his luck.

> They found him three days later,

> Frozen stiff in that old truck.


> Now Jake had been around in life

> And done his share of roaming.

> But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked --

> It looked just like Wyoming !


> Of all the saints in Heaven,

> His favorite was St. Peter.

> (Now, this line ain't needed

> But it helps with rhyme and meter)


> So they set and talked a minute or two,

> Or maybe it was three.

> Nobody was keeping' score --

> In Heaven time is free.


> "I've always heard," Jake said to Pete,

> "that God will answer prayer,

> But one time I asked for help,

> Well, he just plain wasn't there."


> "Does God answer prayers of some,

> And ignore the prayers of others?

> That don't seem exactly square --

> I know all men are brothers."


> "Or does he randomly reply,

> Without good rhyme or reason?

> Maybe, it's the time of day,

> The weather or the season."


> "Now I ain't trying to act smart,

> it's just the way I feel.

> And I was wondering', could you tell me --

> What the heck's the deal?!"


> Peter listened very patiently

> And when Jake was done,

> There were smiles of recognition,

> And he said, "So, you're the one!!"


> "That day your truck, it wouldn't start,

> And you sent your prayer a flying,

> You gave us all a real bad time,

> With hundreds of us trying."


> "A thousand angels rushed,

> To check the status of your file,

> But you know, Jake, we hadn't heard

> From you in quite a long while."


> "And though all prayers are answered,

> And God ain't got no quota,

> He didn't recognize your voice,

> And started a truck in Minnesota "



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