We are celebrating cowboy poetry on Connection Well.
See if you can describe the cycle of life and death better than this!!
- Wallace McRae
"What does reincarnation mean?"
A cowpoke ast his friend.
His pal replied, "it' happens when
Yer life has reached its end.
They comb yer hair, and warsh yer neck,
And clean yer fingernails,
And lay you in a padded box
Away from life's travails.
"The box and you goes in a hole,
That's been dug into the ground.
Reincarnation starts in when
Yore planted 'neath a mound.
Them clods melt down, just like yer box,
And you who is inside.
And then your just beginnin' on
Yer transformation ride.
"In a while the grass'll grow
Upon yer rendered mound.
Till some day on yer moldered grave
A lonely flower is found.
And say a hoss should wander by
And graze upon this flower
That once wuz you, but now's beome
Yer vegatative bower.
The posey that the hoss done ate
Up, with his other feed,
Makes bone, and fat, and muscle
Essential to the steed.
Bus some is left that he can't use
And so it passes through,
And finally lays upon the ground.
This thing, the once wuz you.
"Then, say by chance, I wanders by
And sees this upon the ground,
And ponders, and I wonders at,
This object that I found.
I thinks of reincarnation,
Of life, and death, and such
And come away concludin': Slim
You ain't changed, all that much.