Kendra Tyler

Rookie - 0 Points (04/01/1976 / portland, oregon)

Ridin' Drag - Poem by Kendra Tyler

Now I got my kerchief pulled up snug
That helps me quite a bit
My hat brims bent down o` er my eyes
I wish some wind we'd get
It's always blowing hard out here
This used to make me nag
But not it's settled down to naught
` Cause I'm here ridin' drag

The trail boss said, "He put me here
The most important job."
` Cause here's where cows get lost most times;
Or rustlers came to rob
But all that you can see back here
Is some old steers tail wag
But I think there's some other "CAUSE"
He put me ridin' drag

Those two on point have ever thang
One Left and one Right
They never have to eat dirt
And they see every sight
They see the mountains, sky and trees
And night time they shore brag
But you can't see them purdy sights
When back here ridin' drag

Then what's on flank can move around
And keep them hides in tow;
Sometimes one might be strayin' off,
So after him they'll go
But most times they just ride along
With nary a slip and snag
While us three cowboys cough and spit
Us three who're ridin' drag

I wonder if it's fer the time
When we'd just left the ranch
Went to town and came back drunk
He had me at right flank back then
When this beef took a chance
I roped that mangy hide
But he kept runnin' up ahead
Right passed the trial boss ` side
Steer went to the left I went to the right
Roped cinched on the saddle horn
That trail boss wounded up on the ground
With his new britches torn
I done my job I got the steer
But I'm the Scalawag
That tore his pants to him
That's why I'm ridin' drag

Or it could be the time I found
This snake there on the trail
And fearing it would scare the herd
I took it by the tail
And flung it far as I could fling
But on his saddle bag
Is where that rattler ended up
So I'm here ridin' drag

Or it might be the time I ground
That dry old cow chip up
And mixed it in with coffee beans
Then when he poured a cup
Why, we all had the biggest laugh
To watch him spit and gag
But I bet that's the reason why
He put me Riding Drag.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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