Cowboy is His Name


Today I would like to share with you a poem that I wrote on Aug. 30th, 1994.  I think this was somewhat inspired by watching the movie 8 Seconds, which I thought was an amazing movie.  I grew up on a farm and spend quite a bit of time on the back of a horse back then so rodeo was on my mind.  I think there were times when I dreamed of being a rodeo star always on the road.  It never happened, but I hope you enjoy this original poem anyway.



Cowboy is His Name

His face is all scarred and rough,

And his voice is aged and gruff.

His only true friend is his horse,

And his whole existence seems filled with remorse.

He limps when he walks,

And he very seldom talks.

He’s always on the road going from rodeo to rodeo,

To some that’s no life, but that’s all he knows.

Most nights he has no money,

But he always seems to say something funny.

He has no wife to call his own,

For the road is his eternal home.

He likes to listen to country bands,

He will always be their #1 fan.

He seldom wins, but never complains,

He just hops back on his horse and lets out the reins.

Even when he’s down he’s always still in the game.

He’s a true hero and Cowboy is his name.


William John Marsau

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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