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The Character
  Cowboy country is full of colorful people., with some of them wanting to stand out and be known as "Characters". As the Urban Rancher watched one of these colorful friends over the years, he had seen some patterns developing, and reflected n his observations . . .


The Urban Rancher
My Bike
Childhood's Maze
It's Almost Too Late
Little Brother
Floppy-Eared Dog
Only in Estes
Death of an Old Friend
The Mirror
McGraw Ranch
The Breakfast Ride
The Steak Fry
The Old Cowboy
The Mummy
The Ride
The Character
Our Steeds
The Garden
The Honeymoon Night
The Perfume
The Last Ranch
Our Reunion
Where Are You Now?
The Forties
Make Some Memories
The High Country
How Can We Help?
One of Those Days
The Vultures
Looking Backwards

He wanted to be known as a "Character", he said,
There's not many left in these days.
He wanted to be colorful, be memorable in a crowd,
To be know for his unorthodox ways.

He grew handlebar mustaches, wore a big cowboy hat,
His language was colorful and loud.
He drank a lot of Jim Beam, his alter ego came out,
He definitely stood out in a crowd.

But the outside appearance covered a lot of inside rage,
The unsolved issues were tearing him apart.
He dealt with the surface problems, but failed to find
The deep inner issues which tore at his heart.

The changing personalities, and the inner rage
Were driving his loved ones away.
Unless he resolves his inner disputes,
He'll end up alone again one day.

He should have been born a hundred years before,
Back in the day of the Old West.
When "Men were Men", and Macho was great,
To be rough as a cob was the best.

He's getting his wish, a "Character" he is,
Rough and colorful, he sets a very macho tone.
But like most "Characters", he's driving everyone away,
And he'll spend the rest of his days all alone.

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