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A Cowboy's Lament
by Connie Hinnen Cook

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Dear Lord, got nuthin' speshul,
Jest wanna chat with Yew...
Got nuthin' in this whole wide world
Thet I would druther dew.

Lord, ain't much new on this end,
Guess thangs stay 'bout the same...
But I jest gotta set a spell,
An' praise Yore preshus Name.

Yew know I luv Yew, Jesus,
But times seem way too few
Thet I set down these weary bones
An' talk thangs out with Yew.

Yew've blessed me more'n my share,
An' when my road gits rough...
Doggoned if Yew ain't always thar,
Cain't thank Yew nare enuf.

I got me Sam's ol' houndawg,
Sam passed away last fall...
Thet houndawg pines an' whines all day,
He ain't no use a'toll.

Shucks, he's so downright heartbroke,
Keeps yelpin' like a sow...
He's homesick fer his master's touch,
But Sam's at *Yore* place now.

I know jest how he feels, Lord,
Sumtimes I'm homesick, too...
Jest hankerin' fer my Master's touch,
Jest hankerin', Lord, fer Yew.

So thank Yew, Lord, fer listenin',
Figgered Yew oughta know...
Sum days I miss Yew so durn much
I gotta tell Yew so!


"You have sorrow now,
but I will see you again
and then you will rejoice;
and no one can rob you
of that joy."
(John 16:22, LB)

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Reviewed by Connie Faust
I see this one has been around for a while. Just gotta tell yew, ah shore do lahk it.
I can picture him with one foot up on the rung of the corral, or maybe he's sitting on the bunkhouse steps. Wherever he is, you have made him real, and his prayer meaningful.

Reviewed by Tina Clark
Connie, I just love this! I have three son's and their best friend scutally talks like you just wrote. LOL I can listen to him talk for hours but my hat is off to you in being able to put this all down just as you did.


Reviewed by Victor Jensen
This is to beautiful for words! I love it. - Vic
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
yew've captured "texan" perfectly, ah dew declayah. :) love this...TERRIFIC!! :) (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Very well done, Connie!! You did the accent quite well.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
This is outstanding vernacular, and it was thoroughly enjoyable to read aloud. I adore doing accents ;). A great poem Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Love this--well done...
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
A very beautiful way of Praising the Lord. so you are from the west eh? :) :)

May God Bless you!

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)

this kinda prayer makes the deviel run..
Excellent.... loved this one.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
very good
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
great prayer; love the dialect touch!! i can hear that ole cowboy prayin' to his lord and saviour!! beautifully done!! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)
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