Warm Westward Wind



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Warm westward wind doth fly on wing

Parching land far as eye can see

No cloud or storm will soon you bring

To quench my sun baked misery

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Without recourse you arid blow

Across cracked and barren brown lands

Hot leathered coils what you bestow

These callused, sun burnt cowboy hands

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Old paint’s sweat does fine saddle drape

Blanket drips from the efforts made

No tree or billow slight escape

Horizon bodes but little shade

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Blow dust and tumbleweed along

Grained blizzard of hot thankless sand

Saguaro keep so brave and strong

Desert sentries making a stand

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No choice save I but stay the course

This direction alone my path

Be kind to me and spare my horse

You searing and constant wrath

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Until bedroll makes campsite

This path I must assured stay

Respite in the chilled desert night

‘Morrow to east you blow I pray

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Relent for now my mighty foe

To better days my hopes are pinned

No matter where it is I go

I may face warm westward wind

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Comments
11 Responses to “Warm Westward Wind”
  1. beth says:

    it’s always there = well done

  2. “…spare my horse…” loved that line in a most interesting and beautifully phrased poem. Great work my friend!

  3. Makings of an old cowboy song one would sing around his campfire each night!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I felt like I was watching an old western while I read this – great job with the imagery!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    The life of a cowboy must get rather lonely at times. They must have to enjoy spending a lot of time by themselves.

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