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Texans want to break away
From being part of U.S.A.
Big enough to stand alone,
They want a country of their own.

Petitions got a lot of names
Supporting these secession claims;
People hoping to secede
Need White House blessings to succeed.

Instead, they got a rousing No!
It seems they have no right to go,
For back in 1869,
The Court called Texas out of line.

They’ve wanted out for many years;
But still, our Union perseveres.
Why, even when they sent us Bush,
We didn’t think they’d earned a push.

Come on now, Texas, just play nice.
Nothing’s perfect – my advice
Is suck it up and let it rest – 
Your destiny is manifest!

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  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Rhyme, meter, rhythm, passion. You have got what it takes. Good advice too.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 2:47:00 PM
    hahaha! I love it! Of all the states in the Union Texans worries me the most... a bunch of gunslinging cowboys who will never grow up! Well done Ilene!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 6:44:00 AM
    loved the poem - like the state

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:08:00 PM
    An amazing write ilene. It runs so smooth, you suddenly realize your half way through. Nothings perfect, but this comes close. :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:33:00 PM
    That nothing is perfect ...... is really true, Ilene! - Well written...."play nice" ! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Very lovely poem you have here! You speak with truth and clarity that I admire immensely. Nicely done :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Texas, the biggest bully of the fifty. Where would they be without the union? Loved the last two lines. Thanks!