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    Cowboy Lullabies

    by David Knape

    Cowboys sing to lowing steers
    trying to calm their skittish fears,
    for cows spook easy, can surprise
    will start a run in dark of night

    Cows once watered, bedded down
    will find some comfort on cold ground,
    but hooves are sore, and muscles ache
    coyote howls keep them awake

    So cowboys circle round the herd
    they stand their watch, they take their turn,
    sense cows like children, once they're fed
    need lullabies to go to bed

    Nervous steers will jump the gun
    the slightest noise will spark a run,
    and with a fury, lickity-split
    run for miles before they quit

    So cowboys sing, as coyotes bay
    sweet A Cappella serenades,
    them weary cows appreciate
    the extra effort that is made

    Song soothes bad tempers, calming fears
    it gentles down those edgy steers,
    who otherwise bolt in a snap
    at a lightening bolt or thunder clap

    Cows, I'm certain, are aware
    that they and men in common share
    the beauty of a starry night
    lit by the moon and campfire light

    and cowboys know that lullabies
    make cows behave in calmer ways,
    for song puts men and cows at ease
    till finally both fall fast asleep.


    © d.knape

    October 5, 2013
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