Etched In My Bones Is The Life Of A Cowgirl (Poem)

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-3-19-30-pm

Etched In My Bones Is the Life Of A Cowgirl (Poem)

Deep down, in the DNA, I am weathered.

Wind whipped and weather worn,

Like my saddle.

Dry and parched,

Sun bleached and frost weary,

My limbs succumb to the ways of this farm.

Heavy loads, hay laden.

Warming heartbeats of newborns

In my arms.

These arms, these hands,

So blistered.

Wind whipped and weather worn,

Like my saddle.

My arms, now older,

Still reaching.

Grabbing halters, brushes and combs.

I reach for the neck of my horse,

Wrapping arms, holding tight,

Never letting go.

I was like this when I was ten.

Today, I near fifty.

How the time has flown.

These arms,

They have held a child.

That child too is now grown.

I smile as I reflect.

She too, grabs halters, brushes and combs.

Will her DNA call her too?

For me, I will be like this still,

when I am eighty.

Wrapping arms, holding tight,

Never letting go.

Deep down, in my DNA, I am weathered.

wind whipped and weather worn,

Like my saddle.

My life will be remembered through barn doors.

Soft nickers, warm head rubs,

From my barn friends.

I have watched the world spin from this barn.

9/11, economic crashes, tumultuous elections.

Chaos, order, disorder.

Yet never, in all those decades

Did my world come crashing down.

Warm evenings, cool breezes

Drifting through my barn doors,

As the smell of hay permeates my brain.

My saddle waits in the corner,

Ready for another giddyup sorta day.

My horse, she waits for me too.

When I am ninety,

I will sit here,

Still.

And when I can sit here no more,

My spirit will fly here,

My ashes will rest here,

And I will be home.

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-3-28-58-pm

God Bless all you cowgirls out there worldwide.  May we laugh as spirits  through eternity with hay in our hair, the smell of equine on our hands and the deep love of our greatest companion THE HORSE, in our hearts! 

God sure understood women when he made the horse.

L. Davis ~ #thepoetfarmer

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-3-30-22-pm

4 thoughts on “Etched In My Bones Is The Life Of A Cowgirl (Poem)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s