Cowboy Mania



We travelled ever westward across the broad expanse
We built our sturdy homesteads, cattle ranches too
On plains and highlands, loved ones settled there
Their rifles at the ready, while fending off intruders
Real or imagined

We sought out every native who fought to stay alive
We stripped the grounds of bison, fiercely on the run
While carving out new rules, defining our own time
We the white-skinned heroes, quickest on the draw
In lawless western towns

We reached the far Pacific, to create our Movieland
To send the message forth, with cowboy/idol/stars
Righteous, handsome, slim, in Golden Globe attire
Ever on the ready, and quick to draw a gun
Well-armed for massacres

While every Saturday, the little children rush
To their nearest movie house, our eager kiddy/boys
Clutching all their coins, in grubby greedy hands
To learn, adore, absorb, the essence of our land
Our own mythology
Cowboy mania

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