TexasEscapes.com 
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine
Texas Towns by Region
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Central Texas North
  • Central Texas South
  • South Texas
  • East Texas
  • West Texas
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Towns A - Z
    Over 2800 Towns

    Texas Ghost Towns
    Over 800 Ghost Towns

    Book Hotels
  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    Indianola

    by David Knape
    A town once washed by bright sunrays
    suddenly got washed away,
    could not withstand the wind and waves
    its memory is all that's saved

    Indianola was its name
    how sweet the sound, how great its fame
    poor immigrants from all lands came
    some made it safe, some died in vain

    A town that prospered, port o'call
    drew people to it, one and all
    its promise rising, bright and tall
    who knew disaster would befall

    For in the year, 1875
    in darkened sky, a storm arrived
    and sunk the town, and thus it seems
    along with it, so all its dreams

    Now where it was, only a beach
    just toppled tombstones left to teach,
    the lesson learned, conceived in pain
    beware the path of hurricanes

    For nature is too tall for each
    no seawall made that can't be breached,
    all we can do is step aside
    let hope arise from ebbing tides

    Oh treacherous sea, oh howling wind
    we hope you never come again,
    so many dreams you set adrift
    yet freedom's dream, we still have left

    Although fair Indianola died
    the call of freedom still applies,
    despite the storms in all our lives
    the idea remains, somehow survives.


    © d.knape

    February 19, 2013
    See
    Indianola, Texas
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
    Related Topics: Texas Town List | Columns | Texas |

    Related Topics: Columns | Texas Town List | Texas |

    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

    Custom Search
    Book Hotel Here - Expedia Affiliate Network

    CITY SEARCH


    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS FEATURES
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright 1998-2011. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved