BrooksLooks @ The Chiricahua Cowboy

CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
Brooks Bradbury
1 September 2013

THE COOK REPORTED LONGHORNS
WERE COMING IN THE GATE
SOME BUCKAROOS AT BREAKFAST
SOME WERE IN THE BUNK HOUSE
THEY WERE SLEEPING LATE

PRIT’ NEAR EIGHT MEAN CORRIENTE
AMBLED UP THE OLD DIRT ROAD
POINTY HORNS A GLINTING
THEY LUMBERED TO AND FRO

THEY WERE FREE RANGE BEEF WITH ATTITUDE
AND IN ONE BY ONE THEY FILED
SOMEHOW THEY GOT PAST THE CATTLE GRATE
LIKE A FARSIDE CARTOON GONE WILD

CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
HE’S ON HIS HORSE AGAIN
WE NEVER KNOW WHY
WE NEVER KNOW WHEN
BUT HE’S THE HOPE OF ARIZONA
LEAST FROM GLEESON TO PORTAL
THE CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
HE’S THE ONE THAT GETS THE CALL
ANY TIME ‘R OYSTER’S ARE UP AGAINST THE WALL

ONE WAS UDDERLY FEMALE
IT WAS PLAINLY CLEAR TO SEE
QUEEN OF THE RODEO HEIFERS
ANOTHER RATHER BULLISH ONE,
HE KEPT EYEING ME

THE CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
HE SAUNTERED INTO VIEW
HE WORE HIS LEATHER JACKET WITH FRINGE
SMELLED LIKE BEER AND LAST NIGHT’S STEW
BOXER SHORTS AND COWBOY BOOTS
HIS PANTS STILL IN HIS ROOM

HE HAD SPURS A WHIP AND FORTY-FIVES
AND HE WAS ITCHING FOR A FUED
THE CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
LOST BIG AT LOVE AND POKER LAST NIGHT
HE WAS ONE BIG ANGRY DUDE

HE WAS READY TO SETTLE THE SCORE
AND PUT THOSE BEEVES BACK IN THE PEN
THE BEEFLY DUEL WAS COMING ON IT SEEMED
IN THE SAGE, FRESH COWPIES STEAMED
THE HEIFER HUDDLED THE OTHERS THEN
WEIGHT WAS SHIFTED
HORNS WERE POINTED
THEN THEY THUNDERED IN

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE BRAWL COMMENCED
BULL WHIP CRACKED AND BULLETS FLEW
EIGHT CORRIENTE TURNED TAIL TO RUN
IN THE END THEY MET THEIR BOVINE MATCH
HE BLEW SMOKE FROM THE END OF HIS GUN

CHIRICAHUA COWBOY ROUNDED ‘EM UP RIGHT THEN
THEY WERE BEATEN AS HAMBURGER AS HE LOCKED THEM IN THE PEN
“NEXT TIME YOU COME ROUND HERE
THE BUTCHER’LL MAKE IT RATHER CUT AND DRIED
AND HE’LL MAKE SMALLER PARTS OUT OF YOUR WHOLE
AND WALLETS FROM YER HIDE

CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
HE’S ON HIS HORSE AGAIN
WE NEVER KNOW WHY
WE NEVER KNOW WHEN
BUT HE’S THE HOPE OF ARIZONA
LEAST FROM GLEESON TO PORTAL
THE CHIRICAHUA COWBOY
HE’S THE ONE THAT GETS THE CALL
ANY TIME ‘R OYSTER’S ARE UP AGAINST THE WALL

BrooksLooks @ Saying Goodbye to Pam Torres

FOR PAM
PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES
AND WE’RE FOREVER CHANGED
THEN A DAY ARRIVES AND WE MOVE ON
LIVES ARE REARRANGED

YOUR LIFE SO RICH AND VIBRANT
TOO SOON BECOMES THE PAST
GOLDEN DAYS WE SHARED TOGETHER
THEY’VE SLIPPED AWAY TOO FAST

HAPPILY OUR LIVES IN PARALLEL
ON A RARE SWEET STOCKBRIDGE HIGH
ENJOYING LIFE AND LIVING WELL
YOU’RE THERE ALWAYS IN MY MIND’S EYE

SADNESS REIGNS YOU’RE GONE FOREVER
WE SEE IN OUR REAR VIEW MIRROR
ALL THE GIFTS YOU SHARED WITH US
NEVER SO MUCH CLEARER

YOUR SOPHISTICATION
YOUR CALMNESS UNDER PRESSURE
YOUR GENTLE WAYS AND KINDNESS
AMONG YOUR GIFTS WE’LL TREASURE

YOU HELPED US ALL IN COUNTLESS WAYS
YOUR LIFE LIKE OURS AT TIMES A STRUGGLE
A MOM A FRIEND AND KIDS TO RAISE
MUCH TO RESOLVE MUCH TO JUGGLE

YOUR DEATH IS OUR REMINDER
THAT OUR DAYS ARE ALL FINITE
WE’LL HOLD ON TO YOUR SWEET SMILE
SEE YOU EVER IN THE BEST OF LIGHT

YOUR FRIENDS NOW CLOSE AND FAR AWAY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENTLE WAY
FOR DEMONSTRATING HOW TO LIVE
HOW TO LOVE AND HOW TO GIVE

OUR LIVES TURNED OUT A MEASURE BETTER
BECAUSE YOU’VE COME OUR WAY
WE WISH YOU STAYED WITH US FOREVER
ALAS GOD’S TAKEN YOU AWAY

GOOD BYE DEAR PAMELA WE BID FAREWELL
WE’LL CARRY ON AS TIME WILL TELL
WITH YOU THERE ABOVE WE VISUALIZE
HEAVEN’S NOW MORE ORGANIZED

LIFE’S CURRENT FLOATS US ONWARD
TO PLACES WE NEVER KNOW
WHY DO PEOPLE WE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT
HAVE TO COME AND GO?

Copyright Brooks Bradbury / BrooksLooks, 2 August 2012