It’s been some time since I challenged you to write a cowboy poem, and since I enjoyed your responses, I’m doing it again. However, there is a catch this time. It has to involve cowboys golfing.
We have three prints (with original signatures) of Russell Houston’s paintings. He is one of my favorite artists, and if you’ve never seen his work, you’ll find it here http://www.russellhouston.com/gallery/index.html.
One of the paintings has one cowboy getting ready to putt. Another cowboy has just pulled his gun, ready to shoot a pile of vultures sitting in a tree near the putter. They have a greedy, hungry look about them.
The next picture has both cowboys on the ground, angry because a raccoon stole their ball, took it to a creek and began washing it. Probably thought it was something to be cracked and eaten.
My favorite tells a story within the story. One cowboy is on the ground getting ready to putt. The other is riding his horse and holding another horse. That cowboy was distracted by petroglyphs on a rock behind him, and didn’t notice the snake slithering out from a rock directly in front of the horses. The petroglyph, in fact, was telling the events that would happen the very next minute. It was a drawing of a man falling off his horse, the horses running away, golf club in the air, and the snake slithering towards the putter.
I want you to write us a golfing cowboy poem. If you need more ideas, go to his site at http://www.russellhouston.com/gallery/index.html. His work is fun, whimsical and quite possible.
Can’t wait to read the responses.
Your challenge: write us a golfing cowboy poem
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