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    Gone To Texas

    by David Knape
    Texas ain't no
    land of lakes
    it's mostly dry
    for pitys sake,
    where water should be
    it's mostly mud
    the creeks run only
    when it floods

    Our land is one of
    lizards, snakes
    mosquitos, fleas
    make it unsafe,
    but one thing that is
    really great
    them horny toads
    are real not fake

    The armadillo
    prowls the plain
    gets run over in
    the passin' lane,
    mean alligators
    swim the swamps
    an' big ole bull frogs
    give you bumps

    Yet Texas is
    the promised land
    goes on and on
    cain't see no end,
    and one good thing
    about it friend
    if it wasn't real
    have to pretend

    For Texas is
    a state of mind
    a yearning in
    all hearts to find
    a place where
    freedom never
    died,
    "Gone To Texas"
    still applies.


    © d.knape

    March 1, 2013
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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