“Kenny Madland”


"The great master has called From heaven above To take Kenny Madland, A cowboy we all loved." The poet recalls Madland's "fun-loving ways and quick little smiles," expects him to ride well in Heaven, and regards his death as "Heaven's own gain"

Historical references

  • 1950 - Death of Kenny Madland when his horse fell on him


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 37, "Kenny Madland" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr037


Author: Lois Green
Earliest date: 1950 ("Buckboard" magazine)
Keywords: death cowboy recitation