Original Stories About the American West
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Original Stories About the American West
Published:
1/30/2012
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
116
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-46271-011-9
Print Type:
B/W

Original Stories about the American West features poems about three adventurous, rollicking cowboys who roam from place to place in the Southwest, seeking fun, fame, fortune, and sometimes work. Titles include “Curly and the Lion,” “Jake and the Snake,” and “Bareheaded Hank.”

 

Other stories include “Black Paw and White Throat,” and “Old Crank.” Corporal Shivers and his buddy Corporal Jenkins share many adventures together while enlisted in the Seventh Cavalry. Other stories include  “One Angry Woman,”  “Red Mane of Wild Horse,” as well as many short poems. Come embark on an adventure in the Old West.

 

Hands rough by labor worn

Calloused palms and nails torn.

Weary body rinds no rest

Gnarled fingers to attest

of work she's done.

 

Holding book of classics read.

Then tucking in each nodding head.

Last to retire in dark of night

First to rise at morning's light

Busy hands at rising sun.

Birthing seven in stark privation,

mouths to feed each new creation.

Always mothering her begotten brood.

Strongly teaching them moral good

Lesson time she could afford.

 

Proudly watching each child achieve

Knowing that each one would leave.

Proving that percepts caught

Would guide in life as each was taught,

Trusting in the living Lord.

 

Hands crossed now on silent breat

Lastly finding deserved rest

One hundred years calmly close.

Harsh years now in death's repose.

My Mother's Hands

hands rough by labor worn

Calloused palms and nails torn.

Weary body rinds no rest

Gnarled fingers to attest

of work she's done.


Holding book of classics read.

Then tucking in each nodding head.

Last to retire in dark of night

First to rise at morning's light

Busy hands at rising sun.

Birthing seven in stark privation,

mouths to feed each new creation.

Always mothering her begotten brood.

Strongly teaching them moral good

Lesson time she could afford.


Proudly watching each child achieve

Knowing that each one would leave.

Proving that percepts caught

Would guide in life as each was taught,

Trusting in the living Lord.


Hands crossed now on silent breast

Lastly finding deserved rest

One hundred years calmly close.

Harsh years now in death's repose.

Robert Connerly’s early education was in Colorado and Nebraska. During his childhood, he herded cows, thinned sugar beets, and did the usual farm chores. In 1934, the Connerly family moved to Denver. He graduated from North High School in Denver in 1939. After graduation, Bob entered the army and spent one year in the cavalry. He was transferred to the Signal Corps in 1942 and completed OCS training. He was assigned to the central Pacific and was in one major offensive in the Marshall Islands. He was discharged from the service in 1946. Following army service, he completed work on a BA degree at Colorado State College of Education in 1951. He began his public school career teaching fourth grade in Jefferson County Public Schools in 1952. He obtained an MA in 1956 and completed work on his doctorate in education in 1967. He completed an internship in marriage, family, and child counseling at the Narramore Christian Foundation in California and was a licensed counselor there. Bob has been writing since high school. Recently, he has self-published a historical novel as well as two children’s books. He resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife.



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