He Saved A Place

     The old cowboy saved a place in his heart for her, hanging on to all his old memories, never once letting the doubts of this world force him to give in to their realities. He saved an extra space, just for all the dreams that he’d made, riding alone on lonely nights like this with a star-filled sky above, never once did he fail to believe; even when his hopes began to fade.

     But, she never saved a place in her heart; for the old cowboy who loved her so, for she had gone thru life never once accepting the love he’d offered so long ago, never thinking that one day he would be gone.

     The old cowboy saved a place in his heart for her, until darkness filled his aged old eyes, never once letting his range-mates see all the sadness in his eyes. He saved a place in his heart; and spent his whole life riding a fantasy, vowing to keep on loving her until the last roundup was ended and the final branding complete...

     Two dancing black horses hauled him away today; his buddies gathered around that final hole in the ground, old cowboy was buried today. He died with a smile, hanging on to all his old memories, never once giving in to life's realities.

~ © 2003/2010 – David L. Griffith ~
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