The Cowboy Crew

Aboard a ship set for the sea,
A crew of cowboys were shanghaied.
Taken away from their ponies, their loves, and from all land to see.

No easy spirit to tame, the cowboys did not bend.
To whip and chain were they submitted.
Finally to the plank, did the captain send.

Never to waver, brave and strong,
the cowboy crew lined up on deck.
Willingly, they did leap, and met their death during the mermaid’s last song.

About Briana Vedsted

I'm a writer and reader of western and fantasy books, friend of animals, lover of good food (mostly all food, really) and all-around happy girl.

17 comments on “The Cowboy Crew

  1. Love it cowboys and sea mates.

  2. Love the poem. It’d be interesting to see a story following this.

  3. Cowboys would have the strength, stamina, and honor to be worthy seamen.

  4. You fit cowboys into this prompt! How clever. So sad though. Great writing:>)

  5. Reblogged this on When I Became an Author and commented:

    A poem I wrote awhile back.

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