“MOTHER TEXAS” – The Quintessential Texas Poem
MOTHER TEXAS is the Quintessential Texas Poem. This LONE STAR STATE poem was written by a daughter of Texas whose loyalty lies deep in the heart of Texas. Hopefully the Society of Poets of Texas would love to publish the poem by Nelda (Stanley) Blanchard. I would love to see it on a Texas statue or at least read in classrooms. What Texas pride it inspires! This Texas Poem should be read at Texas Funerals or Texas Weddings.
In rawboned stature Mother Texas stands With reins of honour In her hands. No crown atop her regal head But flowing hair and wings Outspread. Free in spirit Breathing deep In surety her children keep. With loving eyes Attentive ears, She safeguards the vows of Her pioneers. Her firstborn sons were Strong bold men, When fighting, only fought To win. Who spread the hems of her Garments afar, And claimed her the title of The "GREAT LONE STAR". Their loyalty seemed deeper Than mere duty, They loved her as they Strived amid her beauty. At times a child will Plead to roam, And leave their hearts with Her back home. And when true children greet Eternal rest, They return to lie beneath Her breasts.