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THANKSGIVING

This past week marked the beginning of the winter holiday season. For many folks, this time of year is a busy, often hectic period. But the holidays also represent a time to pause and reflect upon both the past and the present, as well as the future. A time to think about our lives and… Continue reading THANKSGIVING

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Without You

This week’s blog post features another poem that meshed with a tune inside my creative mind. The first verse came to me quickly. An overall theme followed, along with a challenge to see how far I could carry that theme while utilizing Colorado in the first line of each verse and words that rhymed with… Continue reading Without You

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SOMETIMES

Ever have one of those moments when a rhyme and a tune join forces and march into your mind about the same time? I’ve had that happen on several occasions. This week’s blog post is the outcome from one of those instances. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. SOMETIMES  Sometimes I just feel like sleepin’ Ignorin’… Continue reading SOMETIMES

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The Pinto

This week’s blog post challenge: Write a story that evolves from the discovery of a ransom note. Spur of the moment prompts are always fun to play with, the circumstances and the outcomes always unpredictable. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. The Pinto My head was hammering when I awoke. Rising from the pillow only made… Continue reading The Pinto

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Wauwanoka

The challenge for this week’s blog post: write about your first brush with death. Mine occurred at an early age. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Wauwanoka At four years old, the world was still new and full of surprises. I was always ready to see what adventures awaited me with the dawn of each day.… Continue reading Wauwanoka

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LITTLE JOE JUST CAN’T SING

Throughout western movies and western lore it seems that every cowboy that ever herded and watched over cattle could also sing to soothe the critters when they bedded down for the night. But what if there was an exception? I was posed that question once which prompted the following rhyme. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.… Continue reading LITTLE JOE JUST CAN’T SING

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LIFE-SIZED ROY

I became much more involved with writing western poetry years ago after a cowpoke friend of mine invited me to attend a Western Music & Poetry gathering and perform at the event’s open-mic sessions. Talk about inspiration. After the first afternoon, I went home and wrote two new poems to perform the next day. At… Continue reading LIFE-SIZED ROY