(My Poem About Texas)
I live for her cotton filled skies.
My existence is made worthy by the field's hazy glow.
I honor the hawk's trail in her heavens
and the spicy fire ants that tunnel below.
My hometown is her son she raised with pride.
So technically, we're relatives by a blood that's red, white, and blue.
My friends and family are also her grandsons and daughters that reside.
It's due to this very fact that, in my heart, integrity and pride brew.
It has a heart colored white.
It has five points that it boasts of.
It is size, beauty, folks, morale, and might.
That's from the dusty panhandle to the hurricane's coast.
The hustle and bustle of the city
are Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.
The skylines they boast, silhouetting the dark, make me giddy.
If she is a kingdom, each of them are a palace.
The laid-back and country life are here, too.
Soak up a beer in Laredo, Hill County, or Navarro.
A lasso's whirl challenges you from Ft. Worth and Prairie View.
The scorpion dares you with its tail, in El Paso.
My niece compliments her soft blue bed of bloom.
It's no different than countless tykes throughout past centuries.
She generated the smiles of the photos in her room.
My heart is warmed daily with such memories.
She nurtured my woman, to a divine being.
At both of our youths, we trotted her wildlife, with shoes not needed.
Our commotion and mischief sent the squirrel a-fleeing.
But, our presence is what the dragonfly pleaded.
I live for the rays that churn her skies.
The flashes are as the sun, followed by a vicious roar.
Deep within the anvil's core the ice of hell resides.
Any shelter is made cratered by its pour.
I live for her people's pleasant power.
It's one that no flag or enmity can destroy.
It's a brotherhood and sisterhood our state showers.
To the rest of the world, may we spread a Texas kind of joy.
With the pristine glory she yields,
there's too many to reasons to count why we're blessed natives.
It's an awesomeness the Maker empowered her to wield.
Never deny me your being Texas.
Never deny me your reasons to live.
From the Soul,
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