Cowboy Poet Steve Lucas

“Astray” – A Father’s Day Poem from Steve Lucas

Happy Father’s Day from your friends at F.M. Light & Sons! Our friend and cowboy poet Steve Lucas has sent us another of his works to share with you, this time on the subject of Father’s Day. We hope you have a relaxing and memorable day. However, if your day ends up anything like the […]

A Cowboy Valentine

A cowboy’s relationship to Valentine’s Day can be a difficult one. A cowboy’s work requires a special amount of toughness. It also demands commitment and care that may require long and unusual hours. As such, cowboy’s skills and abilities tend to gravitate toward independence and self-reliance. Sometimes these types don’t translate well into some of the […]

“A Valentine’s Day Warning” – by Steve Lucas

Cowboys, despite their distinctive qualities, are susceptible to the foibles that haunt the rest of mankind. In fact, their qualities of independence and self-reliance that enables them to track down a maverick and bring it home can be the same mentality that will cause them to go and do the same thing to a lady friend. It […]

A Little Habit – A Poem by Steve Lucas

We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions. But not many of us have actually managed to keep them. In fact, the habit of breaking a New Year’s resolution is probably the most common trait of resolutions in the history of making resolutions. It seems that despite all of our good intentions, we just can’t get away from […]

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A Cowboy’s Christmas Recollections

It’s the time of year when we sing about Barney and Ben in “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, and how they each have a Christmas wish for a pair of Hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots. Now, a pair of Hopalong boots is a wholesome sort of gift that even Hopalong […]

How a Cowboy Gives Thanks – A Poem by Steve Lucas

It is that time of year again when we have the opportunity to think on and be thankful for the many blessings we receive on a daily basis. After all, many of us likely have – within the space of a week – witnessed a beautiful sunrise or a stunning sunset. We’ve likely slept in […]

We Were Them – A Poem by Steve Lucas

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. – Proverbs 16:31 Perhaps it’s just the way life works. Maybe it’s the growing part of living that imbues us with strength. But sometimes it does seem a bit unfortunate that successive generations seldom learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. […]

Hattie and Angie Shootin’ the Breeze

When cowboys make small talk while watching the cows, their conversation is referred to as “shooting the breeze.” But what is it called when cows make small talk while being watched by the cowboys? And if cows really were shootin’ the breeze, what would be their subject matter? Steve Lucas took a stab at answering that question, […]

You Can’t Put A Price On Freedom

You Can’t Put A Price On Freedom Here are a few perspectives on freedom from cowboy poet and author Steve Lucas. He not only sent us this piece on the price of freedom, but also sent along this great illustration of the story that was done by his wife, Margaret.     Freedom By Steve Lucas […]