By V. June Collins
As I reflect—
Women Writing the West, remind me of “Ranch Neighbors,”
Basically, ready and willing to lend us each a helping hand.
Often, survival of the west was under trying conditions.
The importance of Good Neighbors, was well understood—
Nurtured to-do unto others— as you wish to be done by!
Our Western way of life, held Good Neighbors, in priority—
Necessity matured, and was passed down, for generations.
Embedded, “The Lights of the West,” shine down on us,
Strengthened by a feel and need, to help one another—
While in all sincerity, “Western Neighbors” still require us
To be.—The best we can be!