October 12, 2005

Hangin Up His Boots


Bustin' big broncs and roundin' up strays
is just one of ol' Jake's everydays.
His back is a-painin' and his knees both creak,
and there's one more candle on his cake this week.

It's crossed his mind to hang up his boots;
but there's still a lot of spunk left in the old coot.
He just can't see himself sittin' and a-whittlin',
watchin' the gals go by and spittin' and piddlin'.

It's a mighty big step for Jake to stop what he's doin';
no more ropin' and ridin' and brandin' and horseshoein',
but no one will have to tell him when it's time to quit;
he'll know when -- his achin' old body will SEE to it!

-- Ross Menoher --

For Rob

I will be on hiatus.............fer a while!

Posted by BillyBudd at October 12, 2005 08:09 PM | TrackBack

Well I'm not a cowboy, but after doing some heavy yard work, I sure can relate.
I got an achy-breaky back!

Posted by: Mountain Mama at October 15, 2005 09:09 PM
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