If departed old-time punchers returned, 

there would surely be a flap

when they saw a new-day puncher 

ridin’ in his baseball cap.

They probably wouldn’t say nothin’. 

They wouldn’t be that rude. 

But they would sure be thinkin’, 

“he looks just like a dude.”

His obvious choice in headgear 

creates a paradox — 

he cowboys in a baseball cap, 

and his cowboy hat’s in the box.

But judgin’ a man by his headgear 

can be a real deceiver. 

More’n half the workin’ cowboys 

can’t afford a ten X beaver. 

Editor’s note: Joe Kreger  writes from his home in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. His books and CDs are available from the Journal by calling 1-800-954-5263. For personal appearance information, call 1-816-550-6549.

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