Todd Earl Van Dorn's Blog (10)

TREMENDOUS HOPE 1/14/2017

 

Coming up was tremendous hope

After I brushed and tacked my horse

Before each ProRodeo

I’d be drippin’ with an inner feeling

Dippin’ to clip the tie down to cinch

Completed by…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on January 14, 2017 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

SHOOT TO QUILL 11/14/2016

ProRodeo Cowboyin’s a short life

The rodeo cowboys

Forgot their humble beginnings

Leaning old rustic 1x12 barns

Gleaming Buttes, but unworthy of calves

On placid mountain…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on November 15, 2016 at 12:12am — 1 Comment

(15 Cent) BANDANA 10/12/2016

Sedona was a diamond back rattler

In the Umatilla County seat

As she wheeled her kid’s horse Blacky B

Runaway down the Mission Highway

On a ProRodeo Las Vegas Mission

Sedona wished to be poppin’ over to the Thomas and…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on October 15, 2016 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

PRORODEO WINDSURFIN’ 7/27/2016

 

Diamonds were to theft

If I was my angel’s alibi

The Wild West was conquered with quickness

Outlaw cloud bursts turned into painted poetic Red Skies

 

Red Sky worked North American ProRodeo’s

Loving and toting her girl and boy

Then I met her a spurrin’ and sunfishin’

Stole her life cuz white eye’s the real McCoy

 

She’d of never ran off Cow’s Face

Usin’ horse ears as the dash

She never…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 27, 2016 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

The Salt I Taste 7/9/2016

 

The little cattlemen rode in the bed

A beat up pick up truck bed in a big pasture

Cows were bawlin’ and crawlin’ fer hay

The two little kids we were about five if’n a day

The adults drove in four low across those flats

Our Dad’s were up front in a dirty boy dusty cab

They were lookin’ for pink eye and what could be marbled fat

Before we set out for our pick up bed ride

Our fathers gave us the pinchers to knock…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 26, 2016 at 4:17pm — No Comments

3.166 words Fiction story for WR241 Summer 2016 (Go to college or go back) CALF ROPERS a life line and a jerk line

Red Sky’s Divine Jerky Brine

      Another miraculous plateau dawn arose behind Red Sky’s back as she sat Indian style gracefully while stalking the northern slopes of the Umatilla Basin on the Umatilla River. She was dressed in her soft doe skin dress and the beads that decorated her dress told ancient tribal stories of Halfmoon fishing grounds when all four of the glacial mountains were cracking  their vertebras. The big mountains: (Mt. Hood, “Wy’East”, Mt. Adams…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 26, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments

To The Rye 7/16/2016

She crawled into my head

Felt like a day before

She was head rush fall out high, Red as the Sky

Knock knock with a roll of quarters on my door

 

Did she crawl before or after

I’d never kiss and tell

Red Sky shot a jag of clay pigeons

And ejaculated a round of high grain 12 gauge shells

 

Red Sky was here before and after

Lighting up the tailgate China Rooster nights

When I pulled down…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 26, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Red Sky Iraan 7/19/2016

On a real ranch

A cowboy is symbolic

Where did the boy start

When did the romance frolic

 

Where did the nerve strike

He was born without fear

He undid his quarter horses halter

He reached but headstall wouldn’t go over ear

 

The little guy could get in saddle

Wouldn’t halter rein just as good

He was able to get it together

Lookin’ like it should

 

The mare was from…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 26, 2016 at 4:11pm — No Comments

I’D PLAY FAIR 7/19/2016

 

No good man in 1950 stigmatized a Grande Ronde cattle drive

The T-N-T and the P-3 brands calved out on Butter Creek

Early spring made the their head counts sing

Cow calf pairs weren’t half the fight on a Red Sky night

Paid by the year Red Sky raised our children

She lit them with love like a pump up kerosene lantern

Early in the morning I’d brush and saddle Ol’ Thorne for the day

Horse transportation was any…

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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 26, 2016 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Elite Rodeo Association Calf roping total POINTS off their web site

 

 

Elite Rodeo Association Calf roping total POINTS

Shane Hanchey 1900
Tuf Cooper 1775
Clif…
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Added by Todd Earl Van Dorn on July 26, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments

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