COWBOY POETRY: Friends

Cowboy poet Bryce Angell

When friends are together the laughter is grand. Not much gets in their way.

Good food, good fun, a story or two is soothing, some would say.

Good friends are special and near to your heart as you look across the fire.

Their hearts are full from a good days ride. They don’t hold any ire.

You wonder if the next guy is lucky like you, surrounded by many good men.

It’s good to know you aren’t alone cuz you have some friends like them.

The days of trust are simply scarce for the ordinary man;

But the trust of a friend is a powerful force, better than a good poker hand.

Take care of your friends, it’s a debt you owe, though it’s not written anywhere.

Just remember their faces and who they are. That alone will cause you to care.

Some say that friends just come and go and maybe it is true;

But for me a friend is a friend forever. That’s what I call True Blue.

And if my friends meet those pearly gates before it’s my time to go,

I hope they’ll be waiting and wondering why I’m so doggone slow.

Then when we meet on the other side and cook up some heavenly stew.

We’ll saddle our horses and ride side by side, just the way we used to do.

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