Friday, February 29, 2008


Back in a long-lost childhood time
we felt rich if we had a dime
in our world of home-folks,
friends and dogs and cats.

To be poor was no cause for shame.
All families fared much the same
and “good guys” in cowboy movies
wore white hats.
But, as time passed by, our world changed.
Soon our lives were all rearranged
and altered by this strange
new world of today

The fables and fancies of youth
gave way to learning and to truth
and our cowboy heroes
all drifted away.