All the cowboys, I guess, are gone

Like Roy and Gene and such

And cowgirls, too, though I can’t say

I miss them quite as much.







They rode the West and enforced the law

With horse and knife and gun

And then rode off to other scrapes

With each new battle won.







Their hats they wore and never lost

Through cattle drives or frays

And wore their boots to bed each night;

I would have liked those days.





They kissed their horse but not the girl,

A reasoning that seems sound;

To ride the West a cowboy needs

A horse to get around.











But, all in all, cowboys need girls

To rescue now and then

When they’re not chasing rustlers down

Or hunting wanted men.







They’d shoot for hours with no reloads;

No horses would get hurt,

And if a bad guy got a wound,

No blood would stain his shirt.







Right and wrong you could tell apart

Without going to a shrink;

No fragile psyches were destroyed

When a cowpoke took a drink.







I miss those days of yesteryear,

The Lone Ranger and the rest,

When cowboys stood for a way of life

That helped to tame the west.







So one more time before I’m old

My cap guns I’ll strap on

And take my stick horse for a ride

Down one last trail alone.












































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The Road That Leads Home, as was its predecessor, Letters From the Hills, is based on the characters I knew growing up in the hills of Middle Tennessee during the 1940’s and 1950’s. My childhood years were years filled with poverty and hardship. The people I knew were mostly in the same economic and cultural deprivation that I was. I believe the hardships I encountered during those times made me much stronger as I faced the many adversities that were to crop up in my adult life. Read this book and enjoy getting to know the characters...

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Roger L. Scott was born and reared in the hills of Middle Tennessee. Having always been an avid reader, Roger writes about those things he knew and read about as a young man. Fantasy was one of the genres he enjoyed most as can be seen within the pages of this novel...

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A wonderful story that is told through letters wrtten by the two main characters...who eventually meet to fall in love and wed... it is very humerous in content thus making it a truly joyous read...

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         ISBN: 978-1-4092-4373-1

Roger L. Scott was born in Middle Tennessee into poverty and isolation. Such deprivation gave him a unique perspective on life and motivated him to better himself as he matured. After graduation from Tennessee Technological University in 1969, he taught high school English and coached in Middle and East Tennessee until retiring in 1999. The time was the early 1950’s, and having limited access to sources of entertainment in his formative years, he relied heavily on the family’s battery operated radio and his own imagination to create an escape from the hardships he faced. His favorite programs were of the famous cowboys of the time such as Roy Rogers, Gene autry, and the Lone Ranger. These stories of the Wild West influenced him to this day as evidenced in this book.  These poems stand as a tribute to those hardy men who rode the West with just their horse and guns, carving out a civilization and establishing laws where none had existed before. You will enjoy living life as the cowboys did as you read along, experiencing both the joy and the harshness of being out on the Western frontier. These poems open up the world of cowboys, gunslingers, and lawmen…all to show how the West was won through the blood and sweat of those early pioneers.
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