American Field
https://americanfield.villagesoup.com/p/1855322

How Many Miles

By Tom Word | Mar 20, 2020

How many miles

Did the Big Man ride?

Behind a bird dog

Puppy, Derby, All-Age?

 

Through heat and storm

On prairie and in pines

From Canada to Florida

From boy to aging man

 

He overcame addiction

Never touched another drop

From alcoholic to workaholic overnight

Said the only man taller in his Lee County

 

He was long top handler

The hardest man to beat

Year after year on prairie and edge country

And in the tall long leaf pines

 

When the day’s running ended

He headed for his room

Did not hang around to gossip

Or to try to charm a judge

 

His dogs were broke and listened

Hunted way out on the edge

Were true All-Age and talented

Backed by owners knew the game

 

He had his owners’ confidence

As he had that of his dogs

Both knew he knew what he was doing

And would do all that was needed

 

When the day came he did not feel that

And we cannot know why

He chose to leave the scene

He will never be forgotten

He was Big, that says it all

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.