A Tucson Morning

"The trails through the Saguaro show the way,   From valley to ridge, where I like to hike and play."
"The trails through the Saguaro show the way, From valley to ridge, where I like to hike and play."

Thank You, Tucson...

 

A summer sky, a brand new day,

The sun is high, no cloud in the way.

The smell of the Southwest is in the air,

It numbs my senses till I have no care.

 

The Creosote plant and the Cactus Bloom, too,

Clear my brain, and help me do what I must do.

The mountain stripes change color with each twist of the Sun,

Horseshoe-shaped ranges put on a show all day until it’s done.

 

When you look at all the sand and rock around,

Everything becomes so clean and fresh in this town.

A dry heat or a monsoon rain,

I like it there just the same.

 

The heat lightning cuts in the first darkness of night,

A spectacle in the heavens, and a beautiful sight.

The trails through the Saguaro show the way,

From valley to ridge, where I like to hike and play.

 

And dream of a place so simple and pure,

But in my thoughts for now…I’m already there for sure.

Oh Tucson…why do I like you so much…I can’t say.

You’re hot and dry…and way out in the desert…anyway.

 

Miles and miles of cactus and brush…is all I could see,

Your valley has them all…abundantly.

I guess…I enjoy always having a view of the mountain scenery.

Such a change from where I grew-up…in a Gulf Coastal Big City.

 

(*) “Thank You, Tucson!”… I guess that’s what I’m trying to say,

I’m grateful for every time that I have passed through your way.

To me…a wonderful desert city…way out in the Arizona West,

Of all the cities I’ve been through…I think I like you the best...

Which other city can I think of that when I think of…helps my mind be at rest!

To me that’s a very simple way to see which place can pass a “less-stress” test.

 

Maybe…I like the Mountains of the Southwest…a great deal,

Maybe…I have memories as a baby in El Paso that are too real.

Maybe…I don’t have to figure out just exactly how I feel,

Maybe…I’ll just make a move back to you…with out reservation or appeal.

And wake up each day from now on…as I leave without warning,

To a beautiful summer sky…of a bright Tucson Morning!

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(*) “Thank You, Tucson!” Typical Stage Farewell Acknowledgement to all Host Families and Visitors to the show. Up With People, Dress Rehearsal, Cast D, 1986

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