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In Search of a Homestead

by James Blaylock

In Search of a Homestead

he rode upon the hills
as the sun beat down,

his beast was thirsty
and his back ached...

no one ever said being a
cowboy was gonna be easy

but still he journeyed
even futher outward

because somewhere
was the perfect land

and his family was waiting
for him to lay his claim to it

james kenneth blaylock


Posted on 03/21/2011
Copyright © 2022 James Blaylock

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 03/22/11 at 05:26 PM

I like this James. It brings back memories of the wide open west in Wyoming which I left a couple years ago. But we are taking a camping trip leaving on the 29th. We'll be going thru Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona to start with. I know we'll be in parts of Utah and may just get back to Wyoming by June.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/21/11 at 03:43 PM

This feels like my grandparent's saga and hopes. The sun beating down, the aching back, the thirsty beast - not much romance in the reality of it, but still they pushed on or waited for the call to come on out. Thanks for this.

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