Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Now Texas trails entice us
to travel in their vastness,
to drink of their deep wells of history,
to feast on their varied landscapes.
Land of cactus and cowboys,
of high rises and high rollers,
of tall trees and tall tales,
of historic heroes and Hispanic hospitality,
of palm trees and sagebrush,
of open spaces and a closed border,
of summer heat and winter immigrants,
of oil wells and ghost towns,
of Tex-Mex and Spanglish,
of road runners and wild hogs,
of beef fajitas and beef barbequed,
of fierce independence and unmeasurable pride.
Our Lone Star home is calling our names;
Texas trails, help us answer.
9/24/2011 - mshr