THE OLDEST COWBOY
I work in your Garden, said Adam to God,
Eden Ranch is delightful to see
I keep the spread nice, but itís not paradise
I need a companion for me.
A soft gentle soul, always pleasant and kind,
Always good. Please create one, I beg
Thatís a very tough order, my man, said God,
It'll cost you an arm and a leg !
An arm and a leg? I could never agree
If I did, Iíd be telling a fib
I never would part with an arm or a leg
But what can I get for a rib?
© 2000 Omar West
It's hard to explain how much one can love writing.
If people knew how happy
it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It's the greatest secret
of the world.
~ Andrea Barrett