I toke this off an old Rodeo program, research said it is from
one of the famous cowboy poets, hope I give credit to the right one
"What does reincarnation mean?"
A cowpoke asked his friend.
His pal replied, "It happens when
Yer life has reached its end.
They comb yer hair and warsh yer neck,
and clean yer fingernails,
and lay you in a padded box
Away from lifes travails.
* "The box and you goes in a hole
Thats been dug in the ground.
Reincarnation starts in when
Yore planted neath a mound.
The clods melt down, just like yer box,
And you who is inside,
And then yore just beginning on
Yer transformation ride.
* "In a while the grassll grow
Upon yer rendered mound,
"Till some day on yer moldred grave
A lonely flowers found.
And say a hoss should wander by
and graze upon this flower,
That once was you, but nows become
Yer vegetative bower.
* "The posy that the hoss done ate
Up with its other feed,
Makes bone, and fat, and muscle
Essential to the steed.
But some is left that he cant use,
And so it passes through,
And finally lays upon the ground -
This thing, that once was you.
* "Then say, by chance, I wanders by
And sees this on the ground.
And I ponders, and I wonders at
This object that I found.
And I thinks of reincarnation,
Of life, and death, and such.
And I come away concludin;: Slim,
You aint changed, all that much.