Wednesday, February 21, 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.

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...

STRANGE VOICES: WERE THEY SPYING MARTIANS? VOICES CAME WAFTING OVER THE HILL It must have been in July, June or May. Such a strange tale I heard...

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? ...

    DON'T TRAIN A HORSE TO JUMP LANDING HEADS OR TAILS? Mem'ries, illusions linger, events gone bad, a pair, Horse and rider have parted company in mid-air. Sans...

by Orv Alveshere         RAISING, RACING AND REMINISCING An old adage claims we can enjoy incidents again through memories and written narratives.  A privilege we...

KNIFE SHARPER THAN MY WITS Never in my spry young life Expect to create a perfect knife. I sawed a two-inch sapling branch From the tree stand on...

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...

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...

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...