Cowboy, get stand

Roundup scenes on Belle Fouche in 1887. U.S. Library of Congress.

BY JEAN CLAUDE MANGOMBA MBOMBO • 2018

Cowboy, get stand!

Cowboy, keep your spirit up!

I know that you fled because of inequalities

I know that you fled because of war

I know that you fled because of injustice

I know that you fled because of oppression

All of us will pass away

Those who are giving you pains will also pass away

Cowboy, don’t lose hope

Cowboy, one day you will smile

Cowboy, get stand!

Cowboy, keep your spirit up!