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Updated on October 24, 2011

The Longhorn—an icon of the 28th state

Spirited Mockingbird belts out a tejas song

Crossed the border once again this date

Texas, I’ve been gone much too long.

Wheels turning and gallons of fuel burning

Mississippi becomes a recent memory

Where ever I travel seems I’m always returning

To the Lone Star--its grandeur and glory.

Point was to travel from Eastern Caroline…west

To marvel at Giant Sequoias…the Oregon coast.

Truth be told…the great state of Texas is truly blessed

The Hill Country, Austin and the Gulf it boasts.

Ghost lights in Marfa can surely send a chill or delight

San Antonio, the River Walk…the Alamo

The McDonald Observatory not recording merely starlight…

Attributes to The Lone Star state’s status quo.

Up around Amarillo…Route 66 followed the railroads

For some one hundred seventy eight miles.

75200 plus are some great zip codes

Southfork’s mention force unaware smiles.

Even though I’ve grown fond of your Lone Star

The time will once again come for me to depart

Wheels keep turning will often take me far

Texas…will forever remain fondly in my heart.

© 2011 KWDowns


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      The RV Guy 4 years ago from Somewhere In America

      Thank you for the kind words...Ladydauvis

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      Ladydauvis 4 years ago from San Antonio, TX

      Nicely written! From a true Texan :)

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