Cowboys and Angels

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 in Stories



Under a clear blue sky,

A thin streak of white,

The cowboy heads out,

He’s riding tonight.


From her perch in a cloudless sky,

She watches him cross the plain.

She can smell the grass, the sweat on the horse’s back,

But it’s his eyes that sets her heart aflame.


Miles and miles of nothing but cows,

But he can feel the eyes on his back.

As his horse speeds up and his lassoes flies,

He knows he’s not alone.


They told her not to get too close,

to shut and hide her eyes .

But when the horse spooks and the cowboy flies,

She’s right there by his side.


Under a rain of hooves and the rattler’s cry,

The cowboy knows he’s going to die.

He opens his eyes to a shining grace,

and for a moment, sees her beautiful face.

Then she’s gone,

and everything is right. 

He climbs to his feet and blows a kiss to the sky.

She watches as he climbs on his horse, 

A shadow in the fading light.

For once again,

The cowboy rides tonight.

Inspired by Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels” (go to 4:15 to listen.)

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends!  A new Wings tomorrow! 




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31 Responses to “Cowboys and Angels”

  1. Marie Says:

    Love the poem Duckie! I think everyone needs an angel! xxoo

  2. Joanne Says:

    Aww love this! It’s so nice to think there are angels out there watching over us :)

  3. The Dainty Doll's House Says:

    Stunning…we are always watched and taken care of!! xx

  4. Lady Fi Says:

    Lovely writing!

    Seems as if we both have angels on the brain!

  5. Hilary Says:

    Hi BD .. it’s a lovely poem and I love the shadow pictures of the cowboy and lassoo … great – thanks .. Hilary

  6. Mademoiselle Poirot Says:

    Beautiful poem. It expresses everything I believe in about guardian angels.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Wishing you a very happy 2012.xo

  7. gloria Says:

    absolutely nice Duckie!!

  8. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    Such an unexpected combination, but I love it! :)

  9. Chic 'n Cheap Living Says:

    Gorgeous pictures and angelic inspiration!
    Happy new year dear!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  10. Channon Says:

    Sweet poem. I’m rather fond of cowboys and angels…

  11. Lana Says:

    Not your usual fare, but very thought provoking.

  12. Krysten Says:

    Love this Duckie!

  13. Pam Says:

    Great one! It gave me chills… truly.

  14. Natasha Says:

    This is beautiful and so romantic in a way. I love this poem, M.

  15. Aimee Says:

    happy new year!! I really like your blog and all the post you have done, really cool name to the blog as well, would you like to follow each other?

  16. peachkins Says:

    what a nice poem! Happy New Year!

  17. Mary Says:

    Lovely!I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that 2012 brings only good things your way. Hugs and blessings…Mary

  18. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    That is very pretty.

  19. Marie@feedingfive Says:

    I do love cowboys. I have a few uncles and cousins who are one!

  20. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    That’s a really lovely poem Duckie! :D

  21. Pietro Says:

    Very fine poem!
    Happy first week of the year!

  22. Tammy Says:

    I love the poem and especially the idea of cowboys and angels. I’m off to listen to what inspired you to write it.

  23. Betty Manousos Says:

    stunning writing!!

    wishing you and your sweet family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  24. Dancing Branflake Says:

    Beautiful! Such a way with words like none else.

  25. Chewthefat Says:

    It’s funny, although most people wouldn’t expect it, there is something about the cowboy lifestyle that makes my heart skip a beat–it is the idea of being completely free. Of course, there is something very dangerous about being completely free as well…I am sure the ‘real’ cowboys of the Old West hoped and prayed to many angels..

  26. Cakelaw Says:

    What a lovely poem Duckie!

  27. Sophie Says:

    What a lovely & cool poem! So different too! :)

    WAW even!

  28. Reeni Says:

    So sweet but so sad!

  29. grace Says:

    i’m no angel, but one of my goals in life is to marry a cowboy. :)

  30. Ramona Says:

    Well you know I’m a cowboy fan!

  31. Charlotte Says:

    Oh, I loved this Duckie!!!!

    Also, I’m with ChewtheFat, something about that cowboy lifestyle that sets my heart racing, too :)

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