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The Cowboy's Eyes
by Sandy Knauer

Saturday, January 31, 2004
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The Cowboys Eyes


Im just an old cowboy hed say,

broken down in my younger days. 

I gave away the best of me. 

Now all I have left is what you see. 

His worn down boots had traveled miles

but I knew he still had dreams. 

I saw tenderness, a warm smile,

in a man with a world yet to see. 

And I saw happiness, for a little while,

as his eyes studied me. 

I saw years of honest living

in the roughness of his hands. 

I knew hed done his share of giving,

and rearranging plans. 

His eyes told me the important things

about this gentle, caring man. 

I said I hoped wed meet again

and noticed he looked surprised. 

He thought hed lost what Id want of him,

but I saw what was left inside. 

I saw wisdom that couldnt be disguised

in the lines around the cowboys eyes.


Sandy Knauer



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Reviewed by Veronica Hosking 10/22/2005
Wonderful poem.
Reviewed by John Mayer 9/28/2005
Keep looking into the eyes of old cowboys to find the important things. Very insightful.
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 6/23/2005
perceptive indeed...what, did you write this while you were down here, in tejas or someplace else, southwestern? lol a wonderful, evocative write, poet!
Reviewed by Dave Harm 5/23/2005
An old cowboy broken through his efforts... emotionally, mentally, and spiritually wisdom is gained, but the old cowboy always strives for more, not realizing his own simple acceptance... excellent write...
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/18/2005

"The Cowboy's Eyes" sings the life and depicts the mans feelings and wise conduct. It is an inspiring poem that makes ones mind
think on "have-and-being", and to aspire to improve the quality of living.

Thank You, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/31/2004
"In a man with a world yet to see..." I really like how that line stands in contrast to the rest of the poem. To me, it resonates through the entire piece.
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