A Cowboy’s Charm (NaPoWriMo Day 3)

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A Cowboy’s Charm
(Part of the “Discombobulated
Cowboy” series)
By Donna M. Monnig
The cowboy was desperate
he had little hope,
With his discombobulation
he could no longer cope!
More often than not
he would misplace his horse,
And no matter how he tried
he could not stay on course.
He couldn’t take one more
blow to his pride,
So he sought out the
Shaman of a local tribe.
“Shaman,” said he, “can
you make me a charm?
“One that will guide me
and keep me from harm?”
“Cowboy,” said Shaman, “you
are very difficult case.
Many Shaman not have enough
power to keep you safe!”
But after much discussion
they came to a trade,
And so, for the cowboy,
a special charm was made.
     Feather of an eagle to guide
    Strength of a buffalo bone
    Hair from the horse you ride
    And a sacred medicine stone
    Wisdom of an owl
    from the bark of its tree
    A coyote’s howl
    Arrowhead of a Cree
At last the medicine bag,
for the cowboy, was created,
Perhaps now he would no
longer be so discombobulated!
But as he rode away, the
Shaman shook his head,
“There is no hope for
that one.” is all that he said.
©Donna M. Monnig

It’s Day 3 of NaPoWriMo! Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge was to write a simple rhyming charm. I decided it was time that the “Discombobulated Cowboy” made a reappearance, so I embedded my charm into a larger poem. How’s everyone enjoying NaPoWriMo so far?


About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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