Cowboy Goodbye

I grabbed a roll of quarters, stopped at the ATM
Adjust my hat as I walk in
its a cowboy goodbye time again
Oh sure girl I miss you In a cowboy sorta way
But for tonight I'm saying good bye
In a cowboy kinda way
I'm gonna fill that box with every goodbye song
Pretend I'm strong, while holding on
Say goodbye by the double
When its a cowboy goodbye Just stand clear
What ever you do, dont ask if that's a tear
Oh I'm saying goodbye the only way I know how
Pouring a double then getting buck wild
Sure girl I think about you
But you'll never know
cause somethings darling, a cowboy just dont show
Oh its a lonely life in a cowboy way
Hell its who I am, ant gonna change
So tonight I'm gonna say goodbye
the only way I know
Hey bartender pour me another
Dont let my glass go dry
Im saying goodbye.....in a cowboy sorta way

by Joseph Caraveo

Comments (10)

An awesome reality unfolded with utmost delicacy depicting the scenarios existing among human beings as a result of color discrimination and prejudices etc.
Truly a great and exceptional write. His use of language back in the day plus lines laced with simplicity is authentic. Powerful words yet softens the senses. A gifted read.
.......only humans do what animals will not...
Absolutely amazing. The poem speaks of the African-American soprano Mary Violet Leontyne Price. As i always say Langston Hughes is so deep, he plays on words and even uses a foreign language (German) . His social commentary of the time was eloquently done. I love this poem.
the best poem i have ever read in my life on the theme of poverty and discrimination
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