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Cowboy poet entertains residents with tales from the ranch

Cowboy poet entertains residents with tales from the ranch

Cowboy poet and saddlemaker Martin Bergin treated Aberdeen Heights residents to tall tales and dusty poems during a recent visit.

Bergin said he always enjoys the chance to share his stories, and that residents enjoy hearing them.

“I was very well-received by the residents,” he said.

The 79-year-old Bergin said he was a “ranch-raised kid” and that he’s been a cowboy all of his life. He’s been a saddlemaker for 68 years, and a rancher and cowboy poet for “50 years or so.”

Below is one of Bergin’s poems, titled “Old Time Cowboy.”

I'm just an old time cowboy
and I ain't got a lot
But I'll loan ya my last dollar
or give you a place to flop

I'll share the coffee
give you my makings
Half my blankets
and half the bacon

I'll surely help ya start a colt
or go a chasen them wild cattle
But please don't ask to ride my horse
or borrow my old saddle.

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