Theme: Life

The Cowboy

by Jan Oscar Hansen
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In Texas, they love football and cowboys, not your ordinary
cowboy's mind, the ones who herd the cattle to slaughter,
but those who walk tall in local towns and own an oil-well
or two. Real cowboys are usually blacks or Mexicans, low
paid and smell of cattle and dust; and when the cows are
delivered to the abattoir, drink lone star beer, chew tobacco
and get arrested. Real cowboys dress in fancy costumes look
a bit effeminate, when drunk on whisky, ride an artificial bull
and fall off to great applause from adoring female fans who
think those ridiculous pseudo heroes are for real.

In Texas, they call it Americana, have a governor who gladly
condemns people to death, western tradition- hang them high-
When Illusion overtakes, overtake truths mainly because veracity
is boring, after all a cowboy is a cattle herder and reality lacks
the romance of a pearly studded dud. 
 

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15-Oct-2012

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