This is the Life?

There are advantages in being a cowboy, one of which is the freedom that you have when you’re out on the range. But, honestly, there are also some disadvantages as well…and Cookie seems to get more than his share of complaints.

Out on the prairie
Where cattle do roam
That’s where I’m happy.
It’s what I call home.

Winters are chilly
And summers are hot,
Winds are eternal,
But that’s what we’ve got.

Ride out at daylight.
Not home until dark.
Always a-wondering
Why life is so stark.

The cook’s always there
With chuck for the crew
But what he serves up
Is sure hard to chew.

He calls it cuisine
But his steaks are charred,
His coffee’s like mud,
His biscuits are hard.

He ain’t no poet,
Although he does try,
But he just ain’t good
At tellin’ a lie.