Texas Bar-B-Que


By: Wayne Brown


Chicken, sausage, or beef and a rack of ribs too

It’s all your choice with Texas Bar-B-Que

Cooked over fires of slow-burning mesquite wood

It gives it great flavor and it is oh so good


The chicken absorbs all of that great wood smoke

It slices up tender and juicy; that’s no joke

And the sausage, oh it’s something to savor

Just drippin’ with juice and loaded with flavor


The beef brisket comes either sliced or chopped

While it is cooking with spice it is mopped

Slice it thin and lay on some sauce thick

Chop and pile on a bun, that’ll do the trick


Mister, with those ribs you can never go wrong

Their flavorful and tender just fallin’ off the bone

Suck up the flavor and lick every finger

There’s lots more ribs to eat so let’s not linger



Dill pickles, peppers, onions are included in the fare

Brother you’ve missed it if you haven’t been there

Oh and those vinegar sauces with which you can baste

They really enhance the meat and bring out the taste


A combo plate is the best with all the meats in sample

Baste on the sauce; the mix of flavors will be ample

Throw in some hot rolls or a few pieces of loaf bread

And brother you get ready, you’re about to get fed!


Put some honey on those rolls; got it goin’ now, Hoss

Get a big ol’ bite of brisket and dip it in the sauce

A spoon full of pinto beans and homemade cole-slaw

Anything this good might just be against the law


Texas has got one of everything and some stuff we got two

But there ain’t much that’s here better than ol’ barbeque

So don’t go through Texas without doing what you should

Buy some Texas Barbeque, and tell everyone, it’s good!



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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Wayne-I am soo hungry now for some good ole bbq. I might have to go to Famous Dave's or Market BBQ here in Minnesota for dinner. I loved your awesome poem about bbq and really enjoyed the fun video too.

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

I know where I went wrong, Wayne. I shouldn't have read your hub before dinner. Now I'm starving and can't think of anything but a luscious barbecue meal of ribs falling off the bone slathered with spicy, tangy barbecue sauce.

Your poetry is just too dang realistic.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Minnetonka Twin...I'm good for business...maybe some of these restaurants need to rent me! Thanks for the good words! WB

@drbj....no sympathy...the title should have tipped you off! LOL! Glad I could make it real for you! WB

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Pardner, you have my lips a smackin and my tongues sticking out and watering, dam those BBQ ribs I can taste them from where I sit. I have tried BBQ ribs in many states I've driven through in the past years and there is no better BBQ rib than in your Lone Star state, yup siree Texas steak and BBQ is mouth watering delicious. Now I have to go out for some at my local grill, we happen to have one place here in my city that has the best ribs in town. They marinate them in Burbon and man are they great tasting. My lips are just a smacking Wayne, another tasty morsel hub. You got my meat falling right off my bone. LOL

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Ken, I had a friend one time tell me that if someone put a plate of Texas ribs on top of his head that his tongue would beat his brains out trying to get to them! LOL! Now that's good, Son! Thanks for the good words....and, enjoy your ribs! WB

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


I'm glad I just ate supper as your verse made me hungry!!!!!!!!!

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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I just ate, but you are making me hungry again.

Keep on hubbing!

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samiaali 6 years ago

Hi Wayne Brown, I imagine that everyone who has read this poem immediately gained weight the next day! Yes, it made me hungry too! Great poem! Thanks.

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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

....and here I sit eatin' a pitiful salad with a bit of chicken tossed in for substance....boo-hoo!

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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Mmmmm! Our favourite in South Africa! Even do it with fish. We call it ‘braaivleis’. We often invite guests for a ‘braai’. Sometimes we organise a ‘bring and braai’ - all invited guests will then bring their own meat and drinks - the host will provide the fire, salads and ‘pap’. The latter is a delicious starch made of maize meal and served with gravy (tomatoes, onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and some optional ingredients). Delicious! I am, in fact, going to enjoy one this very afternoon. Thanks for given me a roaring appetite.

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TimBryce 6 years ago

Wayne - You're killing me! Can't wait for the weekend now.

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rasenstars1 6 years ago

Makes me long for Cow Calling. Alas I am in Georgia with no Misquite in sight.

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

This is the first time in my life that a poem made me hungry!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tom Whitworth....Well, it's tomorrow now Tom...time to get hungry again. Bet read it over! LOL! WB

@eovery....Did ya have bar-b-que? LOL! WB

@samiaali...I tried to write it just drippin' in sauce! WB

@MartieCoetser...I think that would make an interesting piece for a hub that people would enjoy reading about...give it a go! WB

@bayoulady....bad choice of poems for a salad night, huh? WB

@TimBryce...Be sure you take the time to grab some bar-b-que, Tim! LOL! WB

@rasenstars1...I knew God create mesquite for some good reason! LOL! WB

@breakfastpop....Gee Poppy, you're the one posting food recipes every day! LOL! WB

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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

Dang dude, I just ate a small lunch and now you have me freakin' starving! Not sure whether to thank you or curse at you. Good BBQ is few and far between up here. It IS available, but not right around the corner like it was when I lived in Tejas.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Stan Fletcher....Yep, there's still plenty of it here...probably the only thing keeping the Chinese in check! LOL! Thanks for the visit and the good words! WB

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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Wayne, looks like I'm the only one so far satisfying that unique craving...just finished off some delicious BBQ pork topped with my favorite sauce that I toted all the way from Starnes BBQ in Paducah, KY ~ Yu-umm!

I love that you used the word "Hoss"...I laughed out loud when I read it...This is one Hoss Daddy poem, Wayne Brown! ~ Laura

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@lalesu...you are ever the Girl Scout, girl! LOL! Not only got your BBQ but brought your own sauce. Nothing like a woman who knows what she likes and where! LOL! I had already used that word "Hoss" before we talked so it was a coincidence! But I am glad it is a "Hoss Daddy". WB

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Bummer - I'm with BJ - that is making me powerfully hungry and now am gonna have to ask Bob to switch out what he had planned for dinner!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@akirchner...you could always opt for a round on the blanket in the backyard! LOL! WB

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Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

Wayne, That's some good eatin'. H

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Harvey Stelman....find your napkin, Harv...you got sauce drippin' off your chin! LOL! WB

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Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

Oh man! Tasty hub! Love the YouTube documentary too. I'm actually at a cook-off today! (Just taking a break because I am reeking of smoke!) Besides the regular beef fare, they're cooking up whole pig, lamb, and goat too. Not too pretty on the pit/rotisserie . . . but delicious I am sure.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...took me forever to find this one...you went back a ways. I was trying to see if I could appeal to the palate as a poet...sounds like I did! LOL! WB

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