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Never Enough – Tack – A Poem

By Harold Roy Miller

 

April 2013 issue  

 

 

The Four H Club of Reno

was sponsoring a huge tack sale.

When I heard that, my knees went weak,

and my face turned ghastly pale

because even though I don’t have

endless financial sources,

nothing I know can stop my wife

from outfitting our fine horses.

 

I asked her with bated breath,

“Want to go to the tack sale, Honey?”

She said, “No, we have enough already

and it’ll cost too much money.”

But I figured she had not heard

me right so I cut her a little slack

and reluctantly asked her once again

if she wanted to buy some tack.

 

“We have enough.” she repeated again

and I was shocked by what she said.

I went over and put my hand on her face,

to feel for a hot forehead.

“Are you not feeling well?” I asked.

“Is your mind all out of whack?

Because I’ve never heard you say before

that we have enough tack.”  

 

From left: Horsewomen Sharon Lamm, Betty Retzer, Penny Garza, Megan McCoy and Diana Miller after buying just a little more tack.

 

“You better take it easy,” I said,

“Lie down, this might be serious.

By the words I hear coming from your lips,

it sounds like you could be delirious.”

I thought she might be coming down

with a virus, or perhaps a high fever

because even though she had said “No” twice,

I still could not believe her,

 

I asked the question one more time,

just to confirm her denial,

and when she shook her head back and forth,

my mouth just had to smile.

I was going to get to save my cash

plus not take a lot of flack!

Somehow she’d gotten her wires crossed

and thought we had enough tack.

 

Was this the twilight zone, I asked myself,

or had she chewed loco weed?

This was not her normal behavior

and it sure nuff had me treed.

I’ve met many cowgirls in my life

wishing for something they might lack

but never until now had I heard of a horsewoman 
who actually had enough tack!

    

 

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