by J. Wayne McArthur
|Published in the June 2001 Issue of Anvil Magazine
This poem was written as the dedication in J'Wayne McArthur's book, "The Cowboy Life: In Short Stories and Poems"
To My Parents
Dear Mom and Dad,
I appreciate your interest and encouragement in my many endeavors. It takes someone to believe in you and your work to give you the courage and fortitude to write down your feelings. Within these pages are written my memories and dreams that you helped make possible. Thank you for a good example and for letting me make my way trail through life when I was young.
When I was young I couldn't see,
I left home at an early age.
The ranch life was fit for me.
As I traveled over land and sea,
Now I have a son of my own,
Pride in your parents is a special thing.