I will be posting one poem from my latest book, Prairie Time – a collection of poems and prose by a wannabee cowboy, every Monday and Friday for what I can only hope will be your enjoyment.
If you would like a free PDF copy of Prairie Time contact me at email@example.com . This book has not been published in paper form but has been copyrighted. Please feel free to share with your friends and family if you’d like.
Please share each poem, or the entire book, in its original form.
All rights belong to: Jerry Brotherton – The Backyard Poet – Copyright 2020
I’m just a hick from some little town in Missouri that, by fate or fortune, was transplanted to the wild west of Montana. The one thing I’ve realized is that the two are not quite as different as a person might think they should be.
As you read along you’ll quickly notice that my poems are simplistic in their structure and delivery. I suppose that’s because, I too, am a simple man. I try to put my words onto paper in a way that makes it a product of what I believe poetry should be. A person shouldn’t have to dig out a dictionary and a thesaurus or invite an English professor over for high tea just to read poetry.
The snow upon the mountains
and the wind across the plains
These are the sparks that ignite
my inspiration’s flame