Prompt: I want you to write us a golfing cowboy poem.
Golf Hazards on The Range -Part 2
(For Pam and anyone who wanted to know)
By Heather L Campbell
October 11, 2013
There were cowboys on horseback
All riding in from the range
None were dressed for the night out
Soaking wet their eyes looked strange
Missing theirbags of golf clubs
They entered the bar in town..
With our drinks we sat watching
Still wondering what went down
We both nursed our drinks longer..
Listening so we could know
What the heck happened out there?
“We'll have some beers” talking slow
“Strangest thing happened, Sherwood*
Strangest thing happened today
Rode out for gully golfing
Some strange cows got in our way...
Like no cows I ever seen
Something in their eyes just shined
They showed up out of no where”
A big gulp of beer that time
“Yup, It was just as Mickey** said
Didn't like the look of those strays
Darnedest noises too they made..
And they sure had real odd ways...
Saw our clubs and bags fly up
Right over to them real fast
Stuck to them just like some mud...”
Sherwood slid new beers right past...
The cowboys downed all their beers
Their terror was still quite clear
Someone snickered in the back
“Just saw them some prairie deer”
The cowboys stood in anger,
They pulled out all of their guns
People dove under tables
“Now who said that who's the one?
We heard the bars back door slam
“Gentlemen, Put your guns away”
They all went back to their beers
But Mickey had more to say,
“We shot those dang things out there
Our bullets bounced off their heads
It was raining too dang hard
It was right then we just fled.
Everyone was real quiet
None of us will ever know
What happened out on the range
Alien cattle? Circus show?
Our town did become famous
“The first mechanical bull”
Sherwood and Mickey got rich
Money by the bucketful
*Sherwood Cryer and
**Mickey Gilley were not the inventors but I used their names as they did make a lot of money on the mechanical bull after buying the patents...