It’s a Lone Star night in Texas

All is calm and clear and bright;

The Angels have ceased  singing

—-ImageSweet Song of Silent Night.


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


About poetdoug

Free-lance Author-Writer-Speaker Member Academy of American Poets Member Texas State Teachers Association Member Texas State Historical Society Award-winning free-lance writer
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