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Monday, July 13, 2020

Old Cowboy Ron

Rating: 5.0
Old Cowboy Ron, well, that is me.
I never went to school.
I grew up working on a ranch,
and yet I ain't no fool.

I had to teach myself to read,
and writing was quite hard,
and though I've practiced quite a bit
I'll never be no bard.

I never tried to write a poem
‘til I had eighty turned.
I don't know naught ‘bout metaphors;
that's stuff I never learned.

Don't talk to me ‘bout similes
or that iambic stuff,
I don't know jack about that crap;
confusing, sure enough.

My words ain't polished, that's for sure.;
my grammar might be rough.
I just write what sounds good to me;
if you don't like it - - tough!
Cowboy Ron Williams
Topic(s) of this poem: writing
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I know that blank verse and free verse are not the same thing, but that's about all I really know about poetry.

What I write, I write for myself. I feel compelled to write. I have only been writing poetry for a couple of weeks. If others like it, that's fine, but if not, that's o.k.

I wrote it because it had to come out. It was inside me and I had to free it, no matter how bad it was.
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COMMENTS
Robert Murray Smith 06 January 2021
A true poet who writes for pleasure.
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Me Poet Yeps Poet 26 November 2020
My words ain't polished, that's for sure.; my grammar might be rough. I just write what sounds good to me; if you don't like it nice at 80 you need to read my poetry MOMS SMILES IF U WISH TO POET I TOO 80
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Cowboy Ron Williams 28 November 2020
Thanks for the comment, Yeps. I have already read that poem of yours. You need to add an apostrophe in the title. I'm sure you know where.
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Susan Williams 08 November 2020
I read your poetry for the feeling that I get from reading them... it's like I'm down at the barn again listening to the old cowboys swap tales of the old days... my my my, the things I learned before they noticed that little girl's eyes growing awesomely big! ! ! You keep writing from your heart- -never mind the froo-fras [however they are spelled! ]
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Cowboy Ron Williams 28 November 2020
Susan, thank you so much for the comment. Your comments always make me feel so good.
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Bharati Nayak 23 September 2020
Don't talk to me ‘bout similes or that iambic stuff, I don't know jack about that crap; confusing, sure enough. - - - You say you don't know much about poetry and write what pleases you.I see much poetry and rhymes in your poem and you seem to posses much knowledge about poetry.
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Cowboy Ron Williams 09 November 2020
Dear Bharati, thank you so much! Your comment made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
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Chinedu Dike 29 August 2020
A masterful creation elegantly crafted in a verse with rhythmic splendour. Your diction is a complete delight. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.
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Cowboy Ron Williams 09 November 2020
Thank you, Chinedu. Your comment is a poem in itself.
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Cowboy Ron Williams 19 August 2020
To the Super Seven who have commented so far, thank you very much!
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Kim Barney 03 August 2020
Smoky Hoss mentioned Waddie Mitchell in his comment. Not only was Waddie a real cowboy, he became a famous cowboy poet later. I have a CD of his poems. He sings some and just tells the others. My favorite is " The Cross-Eyed Bull" . To MyPoemList.
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Smoky Hoss 27 July 2020
I like the way yer mind bends 'round things here..... reminds me a bit of good ol' Waddy Mitchell out of Elko. A good hand to ride the river with.
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Brian Johnston 15 July 2020
Don't let no bastards beat you down, Ron! It's only castles burning! Ha! In your face poetry but an authentic voice I'm thinking so far!
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Lawrence Beck 15 July 2020
Nicely done! If people aren't happy with what you write, they can stop reading.
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