Writin' the Range

Writin' the Range

by Janice N. Chapman


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The saddle told the story
As it sat there on the rack.
It had been someone's pride and joy
Just a few years back.

It spoke of doing rodeo,
A circuit of twelve long years,
When at times its owner
Had to swallow back his fears ...

Janice N. Chapman shares poetry, both fiction and fact, that helps others visualize the characters, places, sounds, smells, and timeless struggles of life in the American West.

In a unique collection of verse, Chapman candidly reflects on the hardships the people of rural America have endured with pride and an unyielding spirit of perseverance and survival. While depicting the challenges and triumphs of yesteryear, Chapman reveals a well-rounded portrait both of the cowboy life and of the everyday folks who call cattle country their home that openly offers a genuine glimpse into their emotions, losses, hardships, and joys.

Writin' the Range shares poems that depict the lives and struggles of those brave and strong enough to call the American West home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532050466
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/27/2018
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Janice N. Chapman was born in Woodward, Oklahoma, on December 25, 1941. She grew up on a farm southwest of Laverne, Oklahoma.

Her poetry, both fiction and fact, reflects the emotions of the people of that area, the love, the losses, the hardships, the joys. Other books she has written include Priceless Pages from Amazing People, If I Could Be a Poet, and-one western novel-Destiny's Call. She currently lives in Harper, Kansas, where she owns the Prairie Angel Thrift Shop. She also has Jan's House of Values, at http://janshouseofvalues.xyz.

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