General Poetry posted November 23, 2017


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When earning a living leads you to a place you don't belong

Manhattan Cowboy

by Reese Turner

This is the story
Of a Manhattan Cowboy
New in the City, hard pressed for a smile
Facing the changes
To sidewalks from ranges
Lassoin' lovin', well, its been awhile

You might have seen him
The Manhattan Cowboy
Ridin' downtown on the Lexington Line
With hollowed out eyes
From booze he's been drinkin'
Or, tears he has shed for his life left behind

I know a Manhattan Cowboy (chorus)
Livin' long days and long nights
But, doin' his best in true cowboy style
You bet, he'll get along alright

Two people diverse is
The Manhattan Cowboy
One hears only music, the other, the news
He claims satisfaction
At bein' two people
But with his guitar he sings only the blues.

I know a Manhattan Cowboy
Livin' long days and long nights
But, doin' his best in true cowboy style
You bet, he'll get along alright


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