Texas. by God!


By: Wayne Brown

We Texans fought for what we have down at the Alamo

We earned our freedom from the folks way down in Mexico

We like our football, we like our women, that is what we said

We like our stuff really big, and pray that it comes in red


Texans are a prideful lot, we’d rather fight than cede

But you if need help by God, we’ll give you what you need

We stand on own two feet, no charity do we ever ask

But cross us once and find out quick who ends up on their ass


We Texans don’t like folks coming in and taking our hard earned stuff

When you steal from us, don’t get caught, the penalty is mighty ruff

Cross the Rio Grande into our land is a success that you can only hope

We’ll be waitin’ for you on this side with a Winchester rifle and a scope



We Texans don’t leave this border work all to the Border Patrol men

We don’t want a bunch of illegal freeloaders on our Lone Star land

So if you’re feelin’ lucky and can’t find a way to scratch that itch

Then come on over, the buzzards will eat you, you illegal sum-bitch


We Texans don't want your government grants, your federal bribery

Just leave us all the hell alone, this state is the land of the free

We got us some oil and we got pride, and we got ourselves some tough

So just don’t back us in a corner for we can get mad-dog rough


We’re long-horn herding, bull-riding, bronco bustin’, dusty cowboys

We mind our own business, you mind yours, we’ll all get our joys

But cross us once and raise our dander , it comes up really quick

Before you know, you’ll be lying with your ass good n’ kicked


We’re the Lone Star State, on that point you can always rely

We’re Texans and we’re Americans too until the day we die

Come and be a part of us, come and join our fray

But when you come, just be damn sure, you do things our way


Texans all, we do or die, for the Lone Star state we love

It is the land made in Heaven sent from somewhere up above

We’ll not share it with illegals, they can stay away from our cultures

Heed us not, cross our border and become a meal for the vultures.


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geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

As a true Texas I really like your hub:)

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Don't mess with Texas! Nicely done cheers.

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ralwus 6 years ago

Hey there Duke, almost have you persuaded me to leave hell for Texas. But I like my hollers here too much.

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

My friend as usual the proud Texan comes out of you and I can't say I blame you, I feel the same way about your beautiful state. If I was an American citizen Texas is the state I'd be. I have 18-wheeled all over your beautiful country and Lone Star Texas has been good to me. A cowboy at heart I'm with you bro and I would fight to defend her borders, watch me now. Winchester aimed and ready. Illegals no way, stay away or it's Alamo war once more. Pardner a great hub and I am with you back to back on this one. Bravo.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@GeeGee77, @ladyjane1, @ralwus, @saddlerider...there is an old Johnny Cash album called gunfighter ballads of the old west. On that album, you'll find a poem that is written in part about areas of Texas, I am not sure if I can remember it all but I will give you what I can:

The devil in hell we're told was chained

A thousand years he there remained

He neither complained nor did he groan

But was determined to build a hell of his own

Where he could torment the souls of men

Without being chained in a prison den

So he asked the Lord if he had on hand

Anything left when made this land

The Lord said yes, I've got plenty on hand

But I left it down by the Rio Grande

So the devil went down to look at the truck

And said that if he took it as a gift he was stuck

But the Lord promised the devil to water the land

So trade was closed and deed was given

And the Lord went back to his home in heaven

Then the devil said I got all that needed

To make a good hell and he succeeded

He started by puttin' the thorns on trees

He poisoned the feet of the centipede

He put an extension to the rabbits ear

And lengthed the horn of the long horn steer

The scropion bites, the crickets they sing,

The mesquito delights you with his buzzing wings.

The red pepper grows on the banks of the brook

The mexican uses it in all that he cooks

Just dine with one of them and your bound to shout

I'm hell on the inside as well as the out.

He did that poem to illustrate what hell was as a set up for the next song, "Mean As Hell" and I'll just do one verse of that here to show you the impact:

Well I kill me a calf and I cut off his head

Cause the boys in the bunkhouse

Were wantin't to be fed

They rise and they shine with that 5:30 bell

And the best one of any of 'em is

Mean as Hell!

Thanks for your great comments! WB

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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

I was going to say,"Yeah, Don't mess with Texas!" but ladyjane already did. So.........Great lines!

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Leave to Johnny to write about Hell..he experienced right here on earth and shared it with us all in his songs. He is one of my ICONIC balladeers along with the King. Hey Wayne I've joined the club of hat wearers. Rawlus, 50 Calb and yourself. So to honor the great Johnny Cash I tip my black brim to the man in black.

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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Well, I'm back, the fog has lifted. I'm back, to read the gifted. This is good ole cowboy poetry. Liked it, Duke. Also, will get to your music stuff as I promised to do. (:v

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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

"We Texans do want your government grants, your federal bribery"

I think you meant to say don't want your government grants,..

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@valeriebelew...you must be at the wrong place...no one gifted around here, we get the old fashioned way...we earn it! Glad to hear your going to read those two, I really think you will like them.

@Austinstar...Correcto Mondo...and I fixed it quick. Thank you so much for pointing that out. Sometimes it seems the more we look at things the more our brains want to substitute the words that are not there! Correct me anytime, Star, I appreciate it!

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Great poem. I'm not a Texan, but I I have family there. Does that count?

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, we may have beaners jumpin the fence but if the media knew the failures they've had at surviving that flight they'd be following vultures and digging up sand piles to see what's below, We didn't have no Alamo, the wets just handed it over crappin' their Caballero style drawers lettin' in some folks with more ethics for hard work, than America will ever know again, people are raising kids with no brains for what it has took for Texans and us here in the land of Ira Hayes to survive all this shit. People of the country ain't seen nothing yet there's a bad wind blowing and I know of two states they'll have to leave out, as for this one, I'd sooner join the Mexicans than the pukes in the place they call DC, it's gonna be ride when it gets here. A few other states too have been to the mat and they won't fall as easy as others, either, at the Alamo I believe it was Texans and the bunch from the Hills of Tennessee that mustered up in the fight, If they want it again I wish they'd stop lolli gagin and bring it, I ain't gettin no younger and I do love a fight and I'd hate to hear it second hand in the next life! 50

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@50Cal.....I knew you'd get a kick out of this one Dusty and I figgers you know where a lot of bones might be! Hang it there and get plumb mad-dog mean! WB

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Bpop...Dang right it counts, Poppy. Being Texan is about being proud and glad to be an American...the old fashion kind that still values freedom and liberty, The Constitution, and The Flag. Texan you are! WB

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


if things keep going like they are and Texas cecedes, I'm heading down your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ralwus 6 years ago

Wayne, you took off the hat! You cain't fight without that! I dint really think you were bald and cone-headed old son. Go git 'em Dusty!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tom Whitworth...Come on down Tom, we got plenty of places to hide! WB

@ralwus...CC, it's just a temporary thing. I sent the hat out to be cleaned! It'll be back as soon as I figure out why my "Hub Karma" points are dropping. Could I have made the ladies mad? LOL WB

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Geez and here I was thinking it was because I put my ugly mug under my black hat that you decided to take yours off. By the way old Kirk Douglas would be proud of you old son to quote CC. with that dimpled chin. I just watched a rerun of Kirk in Spartacus last night, along with Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis and a few other big stars of that day. Old Kirk did a fine job with his chin:-)) Just kidding aside my friend you look groovy with those shades. Peace

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@SR1....That's a mighty fine looking hat Ken and it really matches up well with that moustache. I'll get mine back on afore long. I'm just to find ways to save my HubKarma Points, whatever the hell they are! Yes, old Kirk Douglas rode to popularity on my back LOL! Speaking of Spartacus, if you can catch the "Showtime Original" version of that in mini-series, wow! It's bloody but very, very good. Hang on to that hat Cowboy! WB

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CornerStone51 6 years ago from Mifflintown, PA

Good cowboy poetry Wayne. Yes indeed, Texas is a special, special place. Wish I were back there!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@CornerStone51...Thank you, Gayle. After writing "Borderline Scam", I started feeling patriotic about Texas and this came out of it. This debate over what an "illegal" is will probably go down in history second only to the discussion that came out of Bill Clinton saying, "it depends on what the definition of 'is' is." I really would not mind seeing signs go up facing south that warned: "We Shoot To Kill"...sometimes understanding is the best deterence. Thanks, Gayle! WB

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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

*sniff* That was beautiful! God Blessed Texas...and that's no lie.

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ralwus 6 years ago

Don't worry 'bout those score, that's greenhorn stuff old son. Don't mean chit! SR is right about Douglas. hey, come join us on facebook, Dusty, Ken and me. Look us up.

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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

Interesting! Too bad your college football teams aren't good enough to beat the SEC! LOL! (joking of course) Keep trying though!

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ralwus 6 years ago

LOL@ Randy good one!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@MPMan...Kinda brings a tear to ya eye don't it...specially that part about the Winchester with the scope! WB

@ralwus...I'm alreay on there old son and Dusty already came by and hooked up. I will look for you and Ken tonight and send you a request! WB

@Randy Godwin...GDam Rman...I believe that one caught me square in the nuts. But, not to be outdone, I am alumni of a little ol' school down 'nar in Southern Mississippi that they won't let play in the SEC but I remember when we went up to Ole Miss on Homecoming Day and handed Archie and his boys their ass. We gave the NFL Brett Favre and Ray Guy, one of the best kickers that ever lived. That, by itself, ought to be something the SEC would want to associate itself with just for commercial purposes. Now on those comments bout Texas football, I think Darrell Royals is looking for your ass right now! WB

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Ya'll better watch it or you'll stir up the redneck me and I be writing nasty poems about the SEC and all kinds of crap. I got a mind that moves faster than Ja-Pan fan in the hands of one them Geisha girls! To quote Barney Fife, "Watch out, Watch out! WB

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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

LOL, Wayne! Glad you received a little advanced culture by attending a school outside Texas! A good shot to the "junior maker" can sometimes do wonders! Enjoyed jousting with you!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Randy...Same to you my friend...I have utmost respect for the SEC afterall we have protect our southern resources! I also have long time friends who are rabid SEC fan! Come anytime, any friend of Charlie's is a friend of mine! WB

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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

Thanks Wayne! Actually, I wish the Longhorns were in the SEC! They always have a good team because high school football is revered in Texas as it is here in the southeast! Yes, Charlie is a great guy! Later on Wayne!


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masaa 6 years ago from Kenya

am from kenya and i love texas. ave seen tha alamo its a great movie. I desire to have a great fighting spirit like that of a texan.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@masaa...some mighty brave men fought at the Alamo for something they believed was worth fighting for at that time and place. You can have that spirit, it thrives on the desire to be free and the belief that we all deserve an opportunity to exercise our freedom on this earth! Thanks for your visit, masaa...hope to see you again! WB

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masaa 6 years ago from Kenya

i love this. i love all that is texas. well put. am from juja kenya and am proud of my home as you are yours and by God am jot down a hub to prove it.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@masaa...thank you so much. I am so glad that you enjoyed this poem. I have another called "Hail Texas" that you also might enjoy. Also, check this hub on my list: "Sonny Wilkes: Bushwhacked!". I have a number of poems here that are written about herding cattle, life on the trail etc. I really hope you do write that poem about Kenya. I think it would be super! I will watch for it! WB

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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Thanks for the history lesson! Heading to the San Jacinto Monument (and BattleShip Texas) on Monday. Always amazed at the wisdom and unselfishness (if that's a word) of Sam Houston for trading Santa Anna's life/freedom for the freedom of Texas. A man wanting revenge and boasting his power would have killed Santa Anna without a second thought. And then where would Texas be?

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...I was feeling like a real Texas patriot when I wrote this one...Thanks, Amy! WB

Daniela 2 years ago

You've got it in one. Co'nldut have put it better.

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Wayne Brown 2 years ago from Texas Author

@Daniela...Thanks much for the read and that nice comment! ~ WB

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