Todd Earl Van Dorn's Blog (24)

Red Sky In The Rye 6/24/2016

 

Old fashioned leather cowboy boot laces and plush eagle feathers

Nothing as fancy as Winter Count Ledgers or prestige if it keeps us together…

 

Hells Canyon 7,900 feet deep crackles to the sea and their registrar doesn’t really matter…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on June 25, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

The Pickett Line 5/21/2016

 

Our Tribe traded camas for teepee poles and canvas (Cayuse-Umatilla-Walla Walla)

Our wheat was soft-white not hard red Kansas

The fog banks hid grandiose Canadian goose plans

Granddad, Brett Kamm and I drove to Idaho with our baby powder and rope…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on May 22, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

Red Sky Night 5/18/2016

 

Red Sky night

Rodeo religion is my hearts delight

Red sky in the morn

Runway my West Coast Model was forlorn

 

Sky ran off on the early bird scat cat…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on May 18, 2016 at 8:29pm — No Comments

All We Owned 5/15/2016

Casey and I left our homes with rodeo clothes we owned

He rode and I roped of an old caballo the strawberry roan

I was hangin' and jangin’ Casey got in wicked time

A Casey Tibbs spur ride was Ft. Pierre sublime

 

We always caught the ladies attention when we wore sunglasses to the shows

The pretty young shop lady asked if we were…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on May 15, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Pin and The Rowel 5/7/2016

 

 

 

The mountains were a green shamrock tint

Stirrups were covered in rough leather and laced

He was a rough stock cowboy politically incorrect…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on May 7, 2016 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

FRESH COAST 4/24/2016

 

Purple rain poured on the Blue Mountains

April was rodeo for feedlotter’s motives…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 25, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

Breaking My Binds 4/22/2016

 

Her Death Cab For Cutie muzik

Was for the long scores

Ironically the horse I rode was a bad actor in the…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 23, 2016 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

The 44 Brand 4/19/2016

She was a pretty thang, like my pig n string all cowboy slang

The way she smiled was rivers wild like I was her king

The big surprises the long goodbyes

I was holstered at 44 I bet she was 55

She was love and lace with green…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 21, 2016 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Holier The Vengeance 4/19/2016

Everybody accused me of being legitimate Texas since I smelled like my Texas Rose

The way her fragrant Llano rodeo ranch danced across the Hill Country sand

Time slid like bacon grease and eggs and she was hot as a baked potato…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 21, 2016 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

Brand Her TEV 4/17/2016

Babe I know it’s a keen invention

When I criminally abuse the Cayuse Technology

Then I feel all your Chinese snap back tight barbwire tension

Oh pull me up on the oldtimey Reservation philosophy

The luxuries I got left in this…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 21, 2016 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Dirty Dirty 4/16/2016

The old rodeo cowboy he’d been drinking liquor in big gulps

He’d got bent down over broncs and throwed dirty dirty

His sassy old lady was doing all of the barn chores

He was fixin’ to pawn his Granddad’s 30-30

His neighbors…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 21, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Cowboy Commune 4/21/2016

A rodeo cowboy’s lonesome security

Could I make 88 points with or without her purity…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 21, 2016 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Dirty Dirty 4/16/2016

 

The old rodeo cowboy he’d been drinking liquor in big gulps

He’d got bent down over broncs and throwed dirty dirty

His sassy old lady was doing all of the barn chores

He was fixin’ to pawn his Granddad’s…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 17, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

The Trick 4/15/2016

 

For I knew I drank enough Pendleton Whisky

My irrational fear could I cut the mustard

I lost all clout and had…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 17, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Iowa Warsh 4/12/2016

 

 

His Grandparents were married in Turch

His Gramps put his clothes in Iowa Warsh…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 13, 2016 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Pine Tree Resin 4/10/2016

Today’s beautiful Texicana freckled barbed wire rock jack resurrection

Upside down three bone cross never ready for pro social progress

Our two-story cedar fire pit kindle fire lit poetic stanza reader club house

Both our unloyal royalty checks burning down peer pressure…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 10, 2016 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

Rural Route Personality Disorder (RRP)4/9/2016

 

Doublewide trailer Court Round-Up Queen

Black baldy Calf Manna on the river rocks

Grain box car Union Pacific…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 9, 2016 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

The River’s Mile 4/8/2016

 

A ProRodeo cowboy ran his production the River’s Mile “Actual definition: mouth to head of a river”

First it was junior rodeos, kid ropes and cold Cokes

Then it was open ropin’s and Copenhagen/Skoal…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 9, 2016 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Slowly Flood You 4/5/2016

 

Shadow Girl’s Umatilla Basin plateau frontier

Was still dusty from an inch of February cotton

Pretty Indian girls always carried cotton…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 5, 2016 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Clinical Suppression 4/2/2016

 

The old boy was respect he was from the gold buckle tight Wranglers age

He knew the worth of hard ranch work and was waiting for Wakan Tanka’s arrival

These days were loads of clinical suppression and eyefuls of…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on April 2, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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