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.