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Jiggs (at sunrise) HAYWARD

Hayward Cemetery
Dundy County,

This little poem has to do with an old cowman reminiscin’ about some of the beautiful sunrises he has seen and havin’ spent most of his life on cow ranches, he's had the opportunity to see a lot of ‘em. Cause if cow outfits have anything in common, it's the fact that they all start early in the morning, and many times on roundup the riders are scattered while it's still dark, and even after they're dropped off they may have to wait a little while for it to lighten up enough to see to start the day's drive, and that's where our poem begins.

“Picture if you will, this man astride a good horse, on a high vantage point, overlookin’ a vast expanse of space, uncluttered with smokin’ factories, busy shopping centers and congested highways. You might even in your mind's eye like to trade places with this man, who sees in the beauty of nature the handiwork of his Creator, and knows in his heart as his Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God.

“Have you ever topped out on a ridge in the cold, grey hours of dawn, and set there in your saddle waitin’ for the show that's comin’ on? All the tints and shades and colors, splashing out across the sky, a masterpiece of beauty by the architect on high. Always different, always changin’, never be the same again. Lock it deep within your memory, it will make your spirit sing.

“And somewhere in the future, when you're feeling gray and old, and seems there's nothin’ left for you but the darkness and the cold. Just remember that the dawn comes on, and changes things always. And somewhere in the distance you can hear The Master say, Awaken to the Son Rise, it's a Grand and Glorious Day. And son is spelled capital S-O-N.”

By: Jiggs Hayward

Contributed on 6/15/08 by mrbill
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Submitted: 6/15/08 • Approved: 6/15/08 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R62433-G0-S3

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