Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
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​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
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​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Monday, February 16, 2009

I Saw It Coming...

...as it peeked through the shadows!

First appearing as a long arm stretching across the distance.
It became bolder and more menacing.
Creeping faster, with dagger-like fingers, it grabbed for me.
Evil in demeanor, intentions of vengeance,
and with lightening speed accuracy - it latched on.
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Swirling into dizzy land, it flung me like a limp noodle.
Wrapping my being around the bitter hardness of porcelain.
The lid exploded with a cruel throbbing anger.
Limp and empty, with sticky attachment...
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A cottony warmth gathered me,
laying me gently into the billowing bundle of loftiness.
I flitted through hours of cold eyes of steel
into heated hugs of down.
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Twilight 'til dawn, the battled raged on.
And On...
...And On!
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Vicious and Unrelenting Attachment
-vs-
Meager and Weak Determination.
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Today, I declare victory!
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Foal WON... a filly.
Store LOST... permanently closed!

39 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like a helluva flu bug?
Hope you are OK and Its good to see you back!

Shirley said...

See! We were right to worry about you! Sending hugs!!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Glad you are feeling better! We miss you when you are not posting.
Sorry about the store, sad when people can't keep a dream going.

Robynn's Ravings said...

I'm so sorry you were incredibly sick but, boy...that was b-e-a-U-tiful!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Yay, another...uh, horse! (You can now take it to that beach with you.)

And there's an award for you at my place when you're up to travelin'.

The Wife said...

Man, that must have been some bug! Sorry 'bout the store closin'. Glad to have you back!

TheWritersPorch said...

Barb....good to see you back!
GREAT WRITING GIRL! You better get to the Porch and get your name in for the drawing, time is running out! ( midnight)
OMG....my WV is traitor !

Train Wreck said...

Leave it to you to make a nasty flu bug sound good!!he he I hope you are feeling better! That darn bug and it's relatives have been hittin everyone!
Oh and I did have I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner playin, but aftet a couple hours I was about ready to strangle that weiner ballad! I couldn't take it any more! lol!!

Rising Rainbow said...

Sorry about the store, but happy about the filly.

Hope you are getting better.

Tatersmama said...

Ahhh... not good, but I'm so glad that you're overcoming the evil invader! You've been missed, darlin'. MISSED!

The filly... YAY!
The store... *sob*

Gail said...

What a wonderfully creative way to say I'm sick. Glad you are better. Congrats on the filly, condolences on the store.

Mrs Mom said...

WoW! I have missed you so. (No- seriously, I missed the dickens out of you!!)

Sure hope you are on the mend now Dear Lady, and have vanquished the persistent bug to the depths of the septic system.

Rest up, and gain strength! This bug? It will attempt to come back for a round two....

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am glad to see you resurfacing..sounds like a bad bug. Sorry about the store..do you plan to get a cow? Glad they got a healthy filly. Another small business bits the dust..sad:(

Pony Girl said...

Oh dear! That creative imagery you spun for us tells me it's been a tough time for you. I've been there...NOT fun!
Hope you are on the mend soon!

Whitney said...

wow , my mind went in 15 different directions when I was reading that "it wrapped you around porceline", I thought maybe you had diarrhea then when you were talking about the "billowing bundle of loftiness", I thought you were talking about unconsciousness, maybe a stroke or something. I'm glad it was "just" the flu and I'm glad your better! :)

Glenda, saved by grace said...

H-E-L-L-O... That last comment was me, GLENDA. I did not realize I was signed in on my dughters name until I hit send and saw it.
♥ ♥ ♥

Renie Burghardt said...

Barb, sorry you have been so sick, but glad you're feeling better. I have been kind of out of circulation, and trying to catch up. Take good care!

Hugs,

Renie

Anonymous said...

Sure am sorry you were in the unforgiving clenches of a bug monster. Thank goodness you must be feeling at least a bit better to pen this so creatively! Those types take a lot of you. Be easy on yourself as you recover.

(((Barb))))
-gel

connika said...

G'day Barb! Great to see you back - been worried about you. Our sun's definitely getting lower, so the sun up your way must be getting higher! Spring's not far away! Love Connie

Braja said...

You are amazing :)

Sarah @ this Beautiful Mess said...

Was beginning to wonder if you got lost on your way home from Tri-Cities.

Hope you're feeling better.

Love to you.

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Victory is yours! And thanks for the update on the foal. A filly - how nice.

Elliemae said...

Good Lord Barb! I hope you're feeling better girl!

Red said...

Awwwwwww. So, sorry. Chicken Soup. Good Luvin.

Why'd the store close?

Missed u sissy
Jenn

prairierunner said...

Glad Your back! I was about to come down there looking for you.

LL said...

oh... that all meant you were sick? I erm... allrightythen...

Hafts Happenings said...

(((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

terri said...

Sounds like you were way, way, way under the weather. Feel better soon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't get it. What's happening?

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Great poem! Sure hope you're feeling better.

Missed you!

inadvertentfarmer said...

The same monster has come to ravage my house...ughhh! Here's to feeling better and beating the sob!

Good thoughts from the wet side! Kim

Hafts Happenings said...

No, I didn't make it, I saw it in the gift shop at the landscape and nursery where i worl, and bought it thinking it would be a great giveaway. :) Hope you are feeling better.

Hafts Happenings said...

*I work

Oregontribal1 said...

Nasty ole flu bugs anyway!!!!
Hope you are feeling better??
Good to hear about the filly.....sad *sob* that the store is closed....struggling times these are! We all do what we can to make it thru this mess; Get to feeling better...tender tummies are NOT fun!! Take care...see you soon! :) Teresa

DesertHen said...

I hope you are feeling better? Nothing worse than a nasty,gripping, hanging-on flu bug!! I have been out of the loop for over a week and have so much catching up to do. Sorry to hear about the store...so sad these times are and the good folk really get the nasty end of the stick!! Take care of yourself. ((HUGS)) to you my friend!! Chat with you soon...=)

Deserthen

tardevil said...

I wondered if you were taking a "staycation". Sorry to hear that you were sick! I missed you! Thanks for coming by today. You're very good at writing poetry...might be a new career. Sad your store closed!

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh what a way with words you have Barb! I could picture this very clearly you poor thing. Glad to know you came out of it in one piece.
Yay! Victory for you!

Tessa said...

Crikey! Barb, you gave me a fright there, girl! I bet a flu lurgie hasn't been written about in such beautifully lyrical language before now - those words are sublime. (As is everything you write, of course!)

I'm so glad you can now declare victory, but, please, keep taking gentle care of yourself. We do all miss you so much when not able to be around.

Awfully sad about the store - it's happening down our way, too.

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