26 Apr POETS DO WEAR BOOTS AND HATS
“EVERYTHING IS FUNNY, AS LONG AS
IT’S HAPPENING TO SOMEONE ELSE.”
Do you have one of those friends that when you tell them that they should not or could not do that, and the next words are HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS? Or in the course of doing your work on the farm or ranch things just fall apart, and your words are NOW THIS REALLY HAPPENED? (I cleaned that up a little). Or have you just seen something so wonderful and simple that you are in awe of what beauty and wonder that surround us? Well then you have the basics of being a Cowboy Poet.
Now there are many that have a little piece of worn ragged paper in your billfold of something you wrote in high school or even younger. Many that are ‘seasoned’ look back and are in wonder that we ever survived growing up and getting to where we are today.
The number one fear in America is getting up and speaking in front of people. So here is a chance to show what you have been wanting to say, in front of people, and show off that little bit of talent that you have been hiding.
It is called the KANSAS COWBOY POETRY CONTEST. There are two regional contests that you can enter with the top qualifiers to advance to the Kansas State Championship finals on June 9, in Manhattan.
The first chance is May 6, 4:30pm at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper near Benton. by the time you see this it may be a little late but contact Ron Wilson as soon as you see this if you want to compete there. The second chance is on Friday May 19th, 7pm at the Rollin ‘Red’ Vandever Memorial Park in Fredonia.
The champions in both categories, Serious and Humorous, will perform at the Symphony in the Flint Hills.
State winners will win several prizes including a belt buckle. Winners will have their entry paid for entry into the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo that will be held in Abilene this summer.
The contest chairman is Ron Wilson Kansas Cowboy Lariat, contact him for entry and information at 785-532-8092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t be shy you know you have the talent. Just say HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS! You will be just fine.