It’s a Lone Star night in Texas
All is calm and clear and bright;
The Angels have ceased singing
Things are different here in Texas
Had the Christ child been born here;
All Six Flags would be a-flyin’
Announcing His Christmas Cheer.
Of course Texas barns are plenty
There are many for Mary to use;
Filled with steers and armadillos
Underneath skies of azure blue.
And the Magi would find it easy
To get to this Texas Manger fast;
We have so many wise guys in Texas
Their wisdom would last and last.
Now we could line the crib with yellow roses
Framing it with Ten Gallon Hats too—-
Our magnificent mockingbirds in Pecan trees
Can croon ‘White Christmas” ’til the’re blue.
In Texas we grow Bluebonnets–not Pointsettias
So there’s one problem I that I can see–
Since the Bluebonnes just bloom in April
We’d have to postpone Christmas ’til Spring.
So you see A true Texas Nativity—
Could financially help our economy too;
We’d keep all our oil wells a-pumping
All the Christmas season through.
So come enjoy some holy jalapenos
Decorate a Christmas cactus or two;
Celebrate a Lone Star Christmas
Texas is waiting right here for you.
2011 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets