Cowboy Poetry is the easiest of all to write -- it rhymes, usually. If you know the vernacular, you can sell it, although most of it is not very good. There are exceptions. "Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail" is a classic, and usually recited at every social event from banquets to weddings to baby christenings by one cowboy or another who is three sheets to the wind and wanting to show off.
I write cowboy poetry, too. Mine is based on the events or objects that I'm around every day. This one is about my dog, Daisy, bossy little bitch that she is.
Blue Eyed Dog
Now every good trainer will tell you
Don't be over harsh with your pup
Just raise it with love and affection
If it makes a mistake, don't give up.
So my little pup was a doozy
A blue Aussie Shepherd, you bet!
She'd make me the perfect companion
Those Aussie's are smart as they get.
She learned right away how to read me
And took to the cows like a pro
But she had her own mind how to do things
And wouldn't back up to a "No!".
I slowly began to take notice
that my cow-dog thought she was the boss,
But she worked cows alright, and kept the bunch tight,
Didn't chouse 'em or run the calves off.
She let me know when she was hungry
Or when someone came through the gate
Made sure I got up in the morning
And whined if I stayed up too late.
Now, the cowgirl's obeying the cow-dog
Let me tell you, "Whatever you do
Raise your pup with love and affection
Just don't get one that's smarter than you"!