DICK E. MAY
About Dick E. May
Old RebWhen a stranger stops by my placetoward the barn is where he will lookhanging out there, above the doorsis a picture that I once took.
Now the locals don't ask questions'cause Old Reb was a horse they knowsorta famous in these here partsbut he passed on some time ago.
See, Old Reb was some kinda horsewho favored strong, the wide open spaceshackle him or picket him outOld Reb would tear up the whole place.
More trustworthy steed I never ownedhe was firery and stout from a coltbut put the big bay inside anythinghe'd turn to a lightning bolt.
Sack him, pack him, ride skinny bumto shoe him was easy as piefence him was courtin' disasterthe rails, dirt, and posts would fly.
In a way, I know how he feltbein' closed in just hankered his pride'bout the barn, ain't takin' no chanceswhy his picture is hangin' outside.
© 2009, Dick E. May
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Dick comments: The inspiration for the following poem came from a Morgan stallion by the name of "Pleasant Perdition." He didn't much like being in a trailer either.
About Dick E. May:
As in the Waylon Jennings song, "My heroes have always been cowboys" just about says it all for me. Being 65 years kickin' about, I have a lot of fond memories when it comes to horses. I used to put my youngin's in five gallon buckets attached to the arms of my hot walker and around they would go. It was great fun.
Over the years I have helped my brother run a string of pack horses into and out of the Grand Daddy Lakes in the High Uinta's in Utah, owned and drove a couple of chariot teams, did a little roping on a chestnut mare who liked to leave the chute in the raring position.
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