RUN BOBBY RUN By Robert Hewett Sr.


Run Bobby Run

(A true story)

We were walking, laughing and in no hurry

as we crossed the pasture that day.

We knew there was a mean cow in that

pasture, we often came that way.

My brother, age 10 and me age six,

on the way to the country store.

We thought that mean cow was gone

so we were just didn’t look anymore.

MY brother suddenly turned and yelled

“run Bobby run, she’s right behind that tree”.

I’m runnin’, fast as my little bare feet will go.

My brother’s aflyin’ ahead me.

Somethin’ ain’t right here, he’s my big brother

and should be between me and that cow, right?

If he thought of that it was a fleeting moment

and his feet never faltered their flight.

That mean cow snorted and

I knew how a hot breath feels.

I’m arunnin' faster and faster,

hot on my brother’s flying heels.

The barbed wire, 8 strands loomed just ahead,

my brother’s bare feet hit the top strand.

As he cleared the fence, my bare foot

hit the second strand and the other one safe land.

That mean cow slid to a stop and glared at

us through the wires on that fence.

The fact that we kept crossing that pasture

is living proof we were quite dense.




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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Too cute, Robert! I'm glad you and your brother were fast! :-)


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Molly, fear adds a lot of talent to get away feet.


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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

Painted a picture in my head....Well written.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Matthew , this incident happened 73 years ago, but it is still fresh in my memory. Thanks for stopping by my page.


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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

I have written about my childhood as well, it's funny how time and days remain trapped in our minds all our life's. 73 years ago, damn the world has changed many times over since then.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You are so right Matthew. Take a look at my poem "Fly Ariel Fly" a 5th grader that invited me to her school. I wrote her a poem and made the same point you made above about what life would be like when she is 75 like me (that was 2008}. Another of my hubpages deal with my father's stories which are also great memories. I am now following you and will be over to read for you. Bob


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I enjoyed this, thannk you.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Glad you smiled with me. Scary at the time but much laughter with my brother over the years since it happened.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

wow...this surely reminds me of my childhood taking our cow to pasture...ahhh, the good old days...


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

LOL, I hope your cow wsn't as mean as this one. She had us up in trees on more than one occasion.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Boys will always take the shortest route between two points. t is a given fact. This was beautifully said.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 3 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You are right about that Aviannovice, it sure fits my brother and me.

He passed away in 2009 we recounted this story many times during telephone conversations.


Sarah 21 months ago

to him: ,


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 21 months ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Sarah, he is sorely missed. Robert

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