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Laugh Hilariously
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By Gary James Smith
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LAUGH HILARIOUSLY

I thought I will write a poem
With an embodiment that was full
Of a cowboy at a stampede breakfast
Learning to ride a bull
The thoughts began to entertain
My mind to such an extent
I laughed aloud hilariously
As to how the story went

Each year in this large city
Of a million people or so
Hundreds of thousands from all over the world
Come to watch this rodeo show
The cowboys strut their stuff
As only cowboys can
And when you watch them do their routines
You know you're among rugged men

Not every individual
Could take on this arduous task
To ride the animals in such a manner
Would be far too much to ask
I watched it for myself
And give testimony too
Those heart stopping performances
As to what these cowboys do

Calves and cows and bulls
And horses disciplined
Obeying their riders to the max
Trying chuckwagon races to win
Speed the leading factor
Who can go the fastest the best
No wonder this is truly called
The greatest outdoor show in the west

The payouts are fantastic
Upwards of fifty grand
No wonder these fellas travel afar
What rigours their bodies can stand
They all have their limits of danger
But of one that danger is full
Of men and a beast in a stockpen
That beast being namely a bull

I've seen the pictures in papers
The look on the cowboy's face
As the animal of such magnitude
Seeks to bring him disgrace
How dare you get on my back
The bull it seems to say
When suddenly that cowboy is airbound
Hoping it's his biggest payday

So you can well imagine a rookie
A greenhorn if you please
Seeking to win the cash and a truck
Mounting the bull in the squeeze
I've tried to capture the moment
Google (stampede breakfast poem) to see
Give your mind to imagination
And laugh hilariously!

Copyright Gary James Smith
Jan.6,2010 @ 7.30 a.m


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Submitted: Monday, February 15, 2010

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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