Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Benita


The big city lured me when I was young
the women were gorgeous - I sure had my fun
had the world on my plate
but it wasn’t my fate
I moved to the desert - my life’s just begun

She’s a real pretty girl
with big brown eyes
and a heart as wide
as the west Texas skies
found her out on the prairie
that was quite a surprise
My Benita...

Lots of women in my youth that I have had
some made me happy…most made me sad
aint one of them near
like the one I got here
my fortunes have turned and I sure am glad

She’s a real pretty girl
with big brown eyes
and a heart as wide
as the west Texas skies
our affections are mutual
of that I surmise
My Benita...

This here girl that I got is like no other
she’s had 15 kids, now that’s quite a mother
she sleeps most of the day
eats grass, grain , and hay
of all of my past ones this one is my druther

She’s a real pretty girl
with big brown eyes
and a heart as wide
as the west Texas skies
but in the heat of the day
she is covered with flies
My Benita...

She pees by the gallon and poops by the pound
the queen of the desert and all that’s around
a west Texas longhorn
that moos like a car horn
hooves, fur, a long tail - the best friend that I’ve found

She’s a real pretty girl
with big brown eyes
and a heart as wide
as the west Texas skies
we are of different species
she’s 5 times my size
My Benita...

In this great wide world I have searched long and hard
found the beast in me, my reputation is marred
by those big brown eyes
and the wide Texas skies
an adopted old longhorn I call
My Benita.


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12 comments:

~mc~ said...

Your poetry is exquisite, Mr. Wells.

trisha said...

lovely ode to a lovely bovine.

David said...

Very nice poem.

K1MGY said...

How sweet.

Thank you for bringing Benita to all of us.

Ruthie C Jones said...

Not many can see the beauty of a longhorn. I think Benita is magnificent, and you captured your love for her in such a beautiful way. You're a lucky man :-)

ezrablu said...

and she's a lucky longhorn :o)

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of affection.

Darlene said...

Shared your gem on my FB page .. LOVE Benita and all the joy she brings you. You are a man with excellent taste in the girls ..

frann said...

JOHN!! Go to town more often..

tffnguy said...

Now that needs to be a song. Very good!

CoolChange©© said...

That is very cool! I was thinking, that might be a first. But I bet you're not the first cowpoke to sing a song about a cow. ;)

Well done!

Larry Prater said...

I love it.

Cindy said...

Love it
Love it
Love it!!!