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the mare and I

The Mare and I

Georgia on my mind, I remember a song the sweetness of America, 
I have never been there but once I was in Huston, Texas, my ship 
was there for repairs. I rented a car and drove deep into 
the countryside which was hot and dry Just like in a western movie,  
I stopped at a dud farm and they gave an old mare to ride.
When tired of riding the mare and I walked side by side along dusty
tracks and tumbleweeds and I thought of Indians who lived here
and left no history behind other than baddies in western movies.
Both the mare and I knew while there might be historic changes and 
upheaval, human nature remains the same; it is about war and peace,
love, hate and jealousy...and finally death. But not quite that, above
all there is dignity and respect for life.  Texas has a big sun and it was
setting. “Home on the ranch” a song remembered. Time to get back
to the ocean and admire the dolphins and listen to their song. 

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Dignity and respect might save it all. Do you mean "Home on the Range" or a play on words? The history of the American Indian in light of our arrival here makes me squirm. Too many cowboy movies; too demeaning. love, Kathy

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    Date: 12/30/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    actually I heard Nixon singing it