Our friend Steve Lucas has once again provided us with a wonderful Mother’s Day poem that expresses the love that a cowboy’s mother has for her son. Enjoy.
A text version that may be easier to read can be found below.
What She Can
A cowboy’s mom does what she can
To turn her boy into a man
With her love and a soft touch.
She’s well aware that there isn’t much
Time for her to impart
Into her son her loving heart,
Before there comes that fateful day
When she knows he’ll ride away
To seek his fortune in a way of living
That is hard and unforgiving
Crude and lonely, rough and wild
It breaks her heart to think her child
Could wind up like old men she’s known
Crude and broken, all alone
So she prays for him every night,
And that her words are the right
Ones to show how he should live his life
And maybe find a cowboy’s wife
To love him just as she has done.
And she hopes her cowboy son
Will call or write her just to say
I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day
Feel free to share this image on social media with your friends and, of course, with your mother. Also, check out all of the other poems and prose that Steve has graciously written for us, here.