A taste of cowboy poetry at the Rendezvous | PostIndependent.com

A taste of cowboy poetry at the Rendezvous

This poem comes from longtime cowboy poet Larry Glenn. He, along with several other writers and performers will be showcased during tonights Cowboy Music & Poetry Show, starting off the Rifle Rendezvous. Cowboys Don’t CryLarry GlennLegend says that cowboys dont cry,They’re tested and tough and that is why,They never let their emotions show,When we’re hurt, we don’t let the world know.But you and I know that isn’t true.Cause things in life can get to you,We’ve seen the tears in a cowboys eyes,Any man says he never cries, he lies. You see God put a heart into every man,To soften him, to help him understand,That life is the most precious gift He gave,Every man will cry, no matter how brave. The sight of a newborn child can bring a tear,To the eyes of a man who is tough all year,Yet warm and gentle with a silken touch,For the child that he loves so much. Or when a friend comes to the end of his trail,A rough cowboys heart can be just as frail,As he thinks about life with all its sorrows,And cries for just a few more tomorrows. We live our lives with respect and quietness,And wonder about the world and try to guess,How life will ever be the same, how do we heal,Until at last and alone at the cross we kneel. There, God in all His glory continues to give us hope,Even when we’ve slipped the knot at the end of our rope.He speaks with earth and sky, and all nature shows,That even after this storm, there are still rainbows. So we must say Adios to our good friend,And try to remember, we will meet again,Where the grass grows green and thick and tall,Where friends are waiting, we shall see them all. So cowboy don’t be ashamed of tears of love,Remember that even God sheds tears above,He understands your grief, but He gives you joy,And shares with you in your tears, Cowboy.

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