Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Orv's Cowboy Poetry

Orv's Cowboy Poetry

Orv's Cowboy Poetry tells of the days of life on the ranch in Midwest America when horses were used for transportation, field work, Sunday-go-to-meetings, and more. Read cowboy poetry from our beloved Orv Alveshere who recalls the days and memories from his past growing up farming on the prairies of North Dakota. Revel in the glory days of the true cowboy. Take steps back into the history of rural farm life, when horses were the centerpiece of the ranch and instrumental in the survival of the families that built America.

YOU CAN'T HIT THE BARN         SMALL TOWN SCHOOLYARD BALL DIAMOND Of the 28 wood buildings in our town some were listed by a 'specific' noun. Four were...

SAILOR’S LETTERS TO/FROM HOME Boot Camp, Then Out to Sea Dear Mom, It seems like only yesterday I unsaddled my horse, Patted my dog’s head, gave hugs, boarded...

    KOHLRABI GETS NO RESPECT DEJA VIEW OF VEGGIE PRODUCE PLATTER "Who threw the overalls in Mrs Murphy's chowder?" Nobody answered so she hollered all the louder. Who...

A CAROLING WE WILL GO   by Orv Alveshere   GIDDYUP JINGLE HORSE Ask country folks, they have gone caroling since way back when. I like to think back in...

I Admire the Grain Buyer BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS Tall grain elevators in ev'ry rural town. They cast a long evening shadow at sundown. Lessons in peacemaking from...

Knee-High to a Dapple Gray Team TOO SMALL TO PICK EGGS? Some hens laid their eggs in the horse manger; But to gather the eggs, would pose...

Making Wooden Christmas Toys I’M CALLED A WHAT? Some of the fondest memories and joys Are of constructing wooden Christmas toys. “Open Your Heart” programs, I remember, Sponsored year...

Girl Gets Three Retired Gift Horses  If Wishes Were Horses, Seekers Could Ride (Once upon a time) A young girl knew what she wanted: a horse...

Welcome to Orv's Cowboy Poetry section where you will find newly released poems by our resident Cowboy Poet Orv Alveshere. Orv reminisces about his...

COWS GONE MISSING? (OXY-MORON?)          IT BE-HOOVED THEM TO SEARCH A milky way fib, that “A cow jumped over the moon,” Udderly impossible!  Gravity? ...

Easter Sunrise Service at Hollywood Bowl By Orv Alveshere  OUTDOOR WORSHIP IMPRESSIVE FOR THOUSANDS Several interesting tickets came to my desk at work, Where my soldier duty was the...

SOME HORSE DAYS SURPASS OTHERS   --By Orv Alveshere-- A BEAUTIFUL HORSE AND CHILDREN'S DAY-- A bustling 1800’s cowtown had been lovingly restored. Now a summer highlight, they won...

Four Girls Lost in a Blinding White-Out Blizzard By Orv Alveshere   LEAVING 1-ROOM SCHOOL WITH HORSES The country prairies were laden with snow; There were snowdrifts by...

WILD DUCK EGGS HATCHED BY CLUCK-HEN WHAT KIND OF FOWL AM I?/MIXED-UP KID/SCRAMBLING EGGS One boring day at Grandparents farm, a lad climbed up to a...

THE CHICKS ARE IN THE MAIL by Orv Alveshere   RURAL FREE DELIVERY MAIL (RFD) AS ENVISIONED The summers had become breathlessly hot.  The century was ¼ old. The...

Will July 4 Fire Go Down to the Wire? By Orv Alveshere THREE-STORY BUILDING BUILT TO THEIR SPECS IN 1912 A homesteading couple had built a farm...

FIRST CATTLE DOG WAS MY BUDDY -BY ORV ALVESHERE- YES, I DID KNOW “JACK” Some guy argued with an acid tongue and gave a personal attack. I was...

FIRST GRADE ANTICIPATION AND EXPECTATIONS By Orv Alveshere GREAT DEPRESSION AND DUSTY ‘30’S HEATS UP On a very dry August day the scorching harvest sun bore down...