Holy Cow!

I have just completed the 31 days of poetry challenge with OctPoWriMo, which I took very seriously. However I looked at the prompts today and nothing was speaking to me. So to reward myself for being diligent for the past month, I came up with the nonsense below.  It just flowed and the sillier it became the more I liked it!  Please forgive my indulgence.  I’ll be back on track tomorrow!

Holy Cow!

He was roving the countryside
Until he came alongside
A poor cow stuck in a fence
Her leg was caught in the wire
Half her body lying in the mire
Things were looking quite tense

She was mooing so loudly
But held herself together proudly
Her pain was obviously wicked
He tried to help her get loose
Struggling just tightened the noose
Her limb was looking crooked

He was fearing the worst
But there was a cloudburst
It was raining cats and dogs
She started to have a tantrum
So his guitar he began to strum
As he sat down on some logs

The music to her was calming
He could see she was a Brahman
A cow of the highest quality
If he could only free the bovine
Perhaps the owner would offer a goldmine
It was a matter of her dignity

She had slipped lower into the mud
The rain had left quite a flood
But he finally freed the poor cow
As the owner appeared
His reward he feared
Might be less than he had now

A bonanza was not on the cards
Not by many a yard
The cow was ownerless
The man who came
Was just playing a game
It was time to reassess


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  29 comments for “Holy Cow!

  1. December 24, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Hi just for fun I went to look if there were any cow poems…and I found some..surprisingly. i just wrote one too ..About the Aberdeen Angus. The Poem before is about the Aberdeen…FYI loved the part about the rainpour and how the cow started to have a tantrum …

    • Christine Bolton
      December 24, 2018 at 1:29 am

      Lol! I’m going to check out the Aberdeen Angus! Mine was just so silly…sometimes I get carried away 🤣

  2. November 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      November 5, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  3. November 2, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Love the silliness Christine! 😀
    And congratulations! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2018 at 7:51 am

      You too Punam! You posted everyday too 🙂💕

      • November 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

        Thanks my dear! 😊❤️

  4. November 1, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Great! 31 days shows a lot of hard work. Congrats. 🎊 This post is so sweet. Holy 🐄!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Sadje. I appreciate it very much 💕 🙂

      • November 1, 2018 at 10:07 pm

        You’re welcome.

  5. November 1, 2018 at 9:14 pm


  6. November 1, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    you did so very well for October and yes you deserve this wonderful gift to yourself, revel in your success!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Haha 🙂 thank you Gina! I’m just being silly. The poem was even sillier 🤣

      • November 1, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        love the silly, we need some of that especially after working hard and you gave us amazing poems last month

      • Christine Bolton
        November 1, 2018 at 6:33 pm

        You’re too kind my dear 🙂💕

      • November 1, 2018 at 6:40 pm

        you deserve more than my simple words

      • Christine Bolton
        November 1, 2018 at 7:55 pm

        They mean more than you know 🙂

  7. November 1, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats for sure on the month long endurance. Also for this poem, it is not silly at all, it is great and funny in parts. Why do we have to be on track… have some fun and be a bit crazy, it is good for the soul. Enjoy!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you Hélène. You’re kind 🙂💕

  8. November 1, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Great to have a laugh after all the hard work!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      That’s the truth . You wrote a lot too 🙂💕

      • November 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm

        I finally have a bit more or a settled routine with work that is allowing me some time to sit down and finish some of the posts that have been started ages ago and have been sitting in my drafts folder.
        Things are bound to get busy again…so I thought may as well try to work on these while the memories are fresh and I am enthusiastic about them.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm

        Good for you ! I look forward to reading them 🙂

  9. Christine Bolton
    November 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you for the compliment on the 31 days. I was sure it wasn’t for this poem LOL! 😂 🤣

    • November 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      Oh sorry, yes the 31 days!!! 🤣🤩

  10. November 1, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations, Christine! Quite an accomplishment!💗

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Lol! Thanks Jordy 😀 💕

      • November 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm

        I meant it!! 💗💗

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