Born A Hundred Years Too Late

Don Rothra By Don Rothra, 19th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3ggrjw4w/
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We all have our dreams of what might have been. If I was born sooner, I would have been a cowboy.

Born A Hundred Years Too Late

These city streets and bars
are getting this old cowboy down.
I need the open spaces,
gotta get out of this town.
It ain’t nobody’s fault,
it’s preordained to be my fate.
I’m a cowboy in a city,
born a hundred years too late.

A hundred years ago a man could ride the range all day
And lie awake at night and hear the coyotes as they bay.
But I’m just like the mustang, I’m corralled without a gate.
I’m cooped up in this city, born a hundred years too late.

A hundred years too late to ride the trails across this land,
A hundred years too late to throw a rope or set a brand.
A hundred years ago the cowboy’s life was really great,
But I’m a city cowboy, born a hundred years too late.

By Don Rothra

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Born Too Late, City, Cowboy

Meet the author

author avatar Don Rothra
I am a retired country music entertainer and published poet and song writer. I now specialize in writing limericks for publication.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
19th Mar 2012 (#)

That is certainly one way of looking at it.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
20th Mar 2012 (#)

... and a hundred dollars short ...

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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Mar 2012 (#)

a very fun kind of yearning and a very fun poem...thanks Don...:0)

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author avatar Buzz
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Wonderful, Don. Enjoyed reading this.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Mar 2012 (#)

But we are given the power to dream about living thousand years ago or hence. Let us dream of all possibilities but not forget to live the present! Great possibilties indeed, Don - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Really enjoyed reading this Don..Wistful creative write.

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author avatar Teila
26th Mar 2012 (#)

Appreciate you as a writer and friend!!!!

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