THINGS NEVER CHANGE
Some things never
And I like it that way.
Things I can depend on -
Like night follows day.
harvest, cold and heat,
Summer and winter, Nature's ways,
Ever new, yet always the same
Cycles of life that order my days.
Spring comin' on
With baby calves and brand-new hope.
The all-day strength of an honest horse,
The usefulness of nylon rope.
Of folks who love the land.
A quiet pride in self-reliance,
Ridin' for the brand.
Heat and dust and
They're all part of a whole.
The never changing elements
Of a life that is part of my soul.
I love some things
that never change -
Birds twittering at first light.
Cottonwood leaves rustling in breeze,
A familiar trail on a moonlit night.
The smell of
greasewood after rain,
A fresh clean wind across the range.
The kingdom, the power, the glory -
Thank God for things that never change.
poems were also published in the March/April 2001 issue of American