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Texas Born and Texas Bred Texas Born and Texas Bred
by Leah Sellers
2014-01-25 13:01:48
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I wrote this Poem and turned it into an upbeat Song for my Kindergarten class when we were studying a unit on Texas History and Geography several years ago. 
 
texas01_400I have always been proud to Be a Texan.  That's one of the many Reasons that it was so difficult for me to believe how dysfunctional the Worker's Compensation System of Texas has been made by Texas Legislative Torte Reforms, and how carelessly they refused the procedures and treatments my doctors recommended, and instead Chose to InHumanely and UnEthically (but Legally) assign me to the Life of a Cripple.
 
Of course, The Republicans, and Governor Rick Perry, run the Texas Legislature which is working overtime to destroy the Affordable Care Act, and has refused to expand the MediCaid portion of it, which would help Folks like me considerably.
 
However, you can never keep a Good Texas Woman down for very long (in spite of the fact that I still cannot afford the high monthly Medical Insurance rates presently in InEffective Effect), and so I just keep hobblin' along sometimes Singin' (or Whistlin') this Happy Memory Song......
 
Texas Born and Texas Bred
 
Texas Born and Texas Bred
Down to my Toes
Up to the last hair on my Head
There's no place that I'd care to Go
Than the Road Runner state of the Alamo
 
Bluebonnets noddin' in a sweet Spring Breeze
Indian Paintbush wavin' at me
Cactus, Sagebrush, Tumbleweed
Mocking Bird singin' country Melodies
 
Well I've got Roots in the Prairies
I've got Roots in the Plains
I've got Long Standin' Memories of the Guadalupe  Range
I've played in the salt waves off the Gulf of Mexico
And wandered in the Whisperin' Pines
Where the Dogwood grow 
 
I Love the Yellow Rose of the Lone Star State
And Hungry Smiles over barbeque plate
A Pat on the Back and a Firm Handshake
The Texas Waltz on a warm Southern Day
Texas Born and Texas Bred
Down to my Toes
Up to the last hair on my Head
There's no place that I'd care to Go
Than the Road Runner State of the Alamo


    
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Mirella Ionta2014-01-26 04:53:50
I like the rhyming, the genuine passion you feel for your home state is felt throughout the poem. It is very nice to read poems in which a poet honors a homeland and today, this is rare because poets are so cynical about the state of things. The strength of the American spirit can be very uplifting.


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