Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Picture Show

The Lay of The Land

The cowboy lay across four seats
at a local picture show.
The patrons thought it rude of him
and said he had to go.

They called the usher on him
to make him settle down.
They said he groaned and snorted
each time he moved around.

The usher told him, “Sir,
you can only use one seat,
and if you can’t be quiet
I’ll show you to the street.”

The cowboy didn’t budge an inch.
Like he didn’t understand.
He just lay there making noises
with his hat clutched in his hand.

A Texas Ranger got the call
and came to end this game.
“I’ll only ask you only once my friend,
where you’re from and what’s your name?”

The cowboy slowly raised his head
and said so painfully,
“Sir, my name is Sam
and I’m from the balcony.”

Dennis Price