a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, November 24, 2014

I Dream Of Men

in jeans and pick up trucks
with crow's feet and smiles
etched forever in their faces

I dream of men
                                who say "ma'am",
                              "thank you kindly"
                                       and "howdy"
                            as they lift their hat

I dream of men
                    with heads full of dreams
                           and eyes full of hope
                         men that slap their hat
                          against their pants leg
                   to leave some dust outside

I dream of men
                         who whisper to horses,        
                                                      dogs,
                                                 children,
                                               and ladies

I dream of men
                      who always carry a lariat,
                         a gun, a knife, lollipops,
                       and a willingness to help
                             in their pickup trucks

I dream of men
                        who know how to work,
                              laugh, love, and live
            with every ounce of themselves
  leaving no doubt you are the only one
                                       in their dreams

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35 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy Monday! Well I can't say I dream of men, but I liked the poem regardless :)

John Gray said...

So do I ........

Country Gal said...

On horses for me instead of the pick up trucks lol ! Have a good day !

Saucy Kodz said...

This sounds like a fella I know down in Arkansas - sure suits him I'd say. Great job - I like this poem.

Björn Rudberg said...

I wonder if such men are really just a dream.. maybe that's why they are dreams..

Bethany Carson said...

Great poem Gail! Reminds me of a combination of kind old fellows in my neck of the woods.

Sumana Roy said...

nice description Gail..Dream-Man..sigh. ....

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like you are dreaming of your husband!

Sandra said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.. this is what i would write if i knew how... this dream man was what i dreamed of from age 13 up...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Are there still such men out there? I hope so.

:-)

Delores said...

How on earth have I missed you all this time....never mind....I'm here now.

Linda Kay said...

They grow those cowboy types in Texas. It's so refreshing!

Cara H said...

Nothin' like a cowboy!
Sadly, it's been all too many years since I've gone to Cheyenne Frontier Days or the Greeley Stampede. Plenty of cowboy action in both of those places! Also there's the demolition derby, where one can let one's inner redneck come out and have fun.
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Susan said...

I don't dream of men, but I know what you mean. I've seen these men in movies and enjoy the romance of that strength. Nicely parsed, image by image, to build a man.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Amen, Gail. These men are few and far between...and very special.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Gail, Thanks so much for commenting on my blog today. I have missed you... Hope you are keeping Arkansas in ONE HAPPY PIECE just for us.. We love that state SO much!!!!

I didn't find me a cowboy---but I did find the 'bestest' guy in the world for me: smart, compassionate, loving, and he drives a Prius!!!!!!

Great poem...
Hugs,
Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

romantic and ruggedly touching. :)

Enigma said...

Beautifully penned. I enjoyed reading this. :)

Susan Kane said...

A great tribute to those type of men who observe gentility and manners. And, cowboys are the best image of that.

Oh, by the way, I listed you as a blogger I would miss if you stopped blogging.

Karen S. said...

Me too! A most perfect dream to live!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

wonderful and inspiring words to aspire to live by, especially if your a man.

i enjoy the expectation of making every moment count especially when it entails the love of anything or anyone.

humbird said...

I believe he is already with you, the dream man. I esp love ' men
who whisper to horses,
dogs,
children,
and ladies' stanza. Much Love x

Sherry Blue Sky said...

These are the men from Back In the Day. I can SEE him, in your poem, slapping his hat against his leg, a little shy.......well done.

Arkansas Patti said...

When you find that fella, see if he has an older brother.

Michaele said...

You sound like you know what you are taking about! Lets go to a rodeo!

Empty Nest Insider said...

When you find a man like that, you have to rope him in, and never let him go! What a wonderful poem! I'm so glad I found you on Susan Kane's blog!

Julie

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I really love it, thanks for making me smile.

Justin Lamb said...

The world needs more men like this! Well done.

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a lovely poem.....I'm sure there are some of those men milling about in society nowadays....but I know they are fewer and further between.

G L Meisner said...

An old view of men, and quite sexist in my opinion. But still politeness is always needed more.

Haddock said...

Politeness and chivalry is not dead.

janetld said...

Creative! I enjoyed reading this!

P.S. Interesting - but on my blog reading list just now I found 3 blogs posts, almost in a row, about dreams. I hope I have a good dream tonight. And pleasant dreams to you.

Susie Clevenger said...

Ah...a cowboy, a gentleman...beautiful dream

Magaly Guerrero said...

I, too, dream of men who are real and unafraid to show it!

This sounds like a wonderful song, Gail!

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