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A Series of Saturday Surprises
It’s Saturday morning, wake-up mother said
We need to get ready for your big day ahead
What’s that, Luke asked, as he stretched his small arms?
We’re going to visit Uncle Jack’s farm.
Does he have chickens, sheep and pigs, Luke asked
Oh no his mom answered, putting Luke through the task
Of asking more questions about this mysterious place
His curiosity rising, excitement on his face.
The journey was lengthy,two hours by car
For Luke it seemed forever,the trip was very far.
But once they arrived, what did he see
A man on a horse and an open prairie.
Jack’s Cattle Ranch was etched in the sign
What an adventure he shrieked, this will be a great time
Welcome young cowboy said the man on the horse
Follow me this way to the lasso rope course
First you need to learn how to rope a young steer
Then we’ll suit you up with your own rope and gear.
Luke could wait no longer for his turn in the pen
To rope a baby calf over and over again
His turn finally came as the gate opened wide
He lassoed the calf and it fell on its side.
Great work said the rancher, do you want to learn more
Oh yes Luke exclaimed, I am ready, I’m sure.
He followed the rancher to the stables out back
He was given a saddle and a big burly sack.
The sack was full of oats to feed to his horse
Handle him gently, said the rancher, never with force
Luke mounted the horse and they started to ride,
To the big open prairie with the rancher by his side
After some time Luke noticed some cattle
The rancher told him to sit very still in the saddle
The herd looked up at the rancher and boy
Then continued to eat the brown grass and soy
On the count of three, the rancher explained
We will ride to this herd making noise, don’t refrain
1, 2, 3 Luke heard the rancher shout
The cattle started running round and about
They pushed the cattle forward, close to a stream
Luke’s only thought: I hope this isn’t a dream
Its time to head back, the rancher remarked
As they rode away from the sunset and into the dark
Once back at the ranch, Luke thanked his guide
For teaching him rope tricks and riding by his side
Luke waved good-bye as he heard the rancher say
You are a great cowboy, come visit us again one day