The Cowboy Code

7 Feb

“Honesty is not something you should flirt with. You should be married to it.” ~Cowboy Proverb

The Cowboy Code

No matter where on Earth you go
There will always be some
Who stand apart from most because
To fear they won’t succumb

In England they were called “Knights” and
In Japan “Bushido”
The good ole’ USA had their
Own brand that did not show

Fear, weakness and selfishness
They were known as “Cowboys”
They followed ten ethics which helped
Them keep honor and poise

Living every day with courage
Taking pride in work
Finish what you start and do
What must be done, not shirk

Being tough but fair and promises
Not being broken
Riding for the brand and saying more
With less words spoken

Remembering that some things aren’t
For sale for any dough
And knowing where to draw the line
And letting backbone show

Ten ethics and principals
For USA’s own brand
Of warrior who for courage
Honor and grace did stand



10 Responses to “The Cowboy Code”

  1. Nandini February 7, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Great poem. Loved the quote. 🙂

  2. Cat Forsley February 7, 2012 at 9:20 am #


  3. thepoeticgoblin February 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Amazing topic and portrait of a culture, the quote was a perfect fit!

  4. granbee February 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I grew up with a few cowboys and can totally relate to and endorse what you write here, Miro. Thank you!

  5. ansuyo February 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Excellent. I’m going to share this one with my dad-a cowboy at heart. Too bad this is a fading breed. Angie

  6. Savira February 8, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    I absolutely love this.

  7. willofheart February 8, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    this is excellent piece you shared miro, love it… 🙂

  8. zendictive February 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    wonderful…I often tell others as they are leaving (like my brother came for a visit and heading back to New York) I’ll say, “watch your top knot and keep your powder dry.”

    “….saying more
    With less words spoken….”..(love this line)

  9. Kristin Barton Cuthriell March 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    I love this!!! Great work! Thank you for sharing it.


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