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Oh Texas, My Texas

by David Knape

Oh Texas, my Texas
Fair land of the sun
Oh Texas, my Texas
What have you become

Your cowboys and ranches
Have all come and gone
And strip malls and freeways
Have you overrun

Your idea of freedom
Is under the gun
And Texas, poor Texas
The West has been won

Oh Texas, my Texas
our tears have begun
the breath of your beauty
from us has been wrung

And Texas, sweet Texas
When allís said and done
A vanishing Texas
Recedes with the sun.


© d.knape

March 4, 2014
More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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