Feline Alert

*The feline Texan way*

A clean coat of paint - on my nails
Red shade of lips - on my smile
Solid oak charms - on my wrist
Country music - around my core
Flattering eyes - a rustic shell.
Join me in a "Country Girls Tale"


Every day I draw near the morning dawn, 
Abide by the landscape towards the new Texas sun
A track of yellow roses and cactus galore
I brand my name everywhere I travel
Allowing you near the bounds of my Wild West soul
I maintain it above the snake level everywhere I roll

Got my head up like a cowgirl, 
Men around my black leather chaps
I tilt my bull hide hat leaving behind a sweet Texas Trail
Driving down a midnight Texan storm
It takes more than raindrops to knock me from my-  “2-Steppin’ world.”
A windy ride, bruises under the hide taking it in like- “A Real Cowgirl!”
I got a tight hold on my saddle, holding on to a brighter morrow

Enjoying the voices and the sound
Tex-Mex lingo, round and round
Ropers and Wranglers are how I dress
I'm all covered, except for the top of my chest.

Living’ it up^, down here in the south.
Erin’ the lungs, shooting up the sport
Long necks’ and kissing under a rodeo’ moon. 
Honky-Tonk, tattooing the mockingbird.

Down here:
You will see me sitting on the Country ground,
Peacefully staring into the optics of the "Alamo Stars."
Falling with the art found in the flag I hold.
I am The Wild! 
I am The West!
“— A little dotty, but civilized!” 

Enjoying the morning breeze,
Where the dew sits on the tip of Mother Nature’s tongue.
There and only there you will find me,
Under the brightest Texas Star

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 9/21/2016 12:27:00 PM
Congrats PD!Its a wonderful poem.
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Date: 9/21/2016 11:25:00 AM
Yee...Haa......... the real deal.
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Date: 9/21/2016 6:54:00 AM
PD, Congratulations on your placement in the contest :)-luloo
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Date: 9/21/2016 6:06:00 AM
Congrats, Linda.
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Date: 9/20/2016 10:57:00 PM
Congratulations Linda on ur win in the contest, I enjoyed the depth, ur poetic friend Lewis.
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Date: 9/20/2016 6:30:00 PM
Thanks for pointing me to this. Easily the best Texas/Hear me roar poem I've ever read. Definitely saving. Wow. Ooh - and on an extended note - my captcha to submit this comment was TXY
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Date: 4/6/2015 8:49:00 AM
Delightful and entertaining; great imagery, too. Do you really ride? I used to ride bareback...my g'dad's farm horse; never rode another horse apart from that. hugs // paul
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Date: 11/14/2013 11:01:00 PM
Linda this write is excellently penned. The way you described the scenes and activities allows the reader to feel they are right there with you. Nice job Hugs
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Date: 11/1/2013 3:12:00 PM
Wonderful poem and images. Best wishes Linda x
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Date: 10/31/2013 7:06:00 AM
I agree with Laura...would make a great country song!
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Date: 9/29/2013 9:18:00 PM
Beautiful poem. Nice rich well oiled poem here. Smooth as Texas tea. Bravo!
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Date: 9/3/2013 10:27:00 AM
YOU are the brightest star your writes are always filled with emotion and passion Id love to sit w3ith you and watch the stars xxx davidscott
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Date: 8/16/2013 11:35:00 AM
I lived in Houston Texas for 3 months of summer. My girlfriend said come live with her , that was a summer;} thanks for reading my THE RIDE ;} it was a snail ;}
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Date: 8/9/2013 11:17:00 AM
And to think I've just finished reading The Texas Rich. Reminds me...
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Date: 8/5/2013 9:12:00 PM
I uderstand this world P.D. my wife Mary Lou was a Fl. cowgirl.Knees all banged up from barrle racing.More stuburn than her buckskin Pat ever was.Good shot with a 22 target pistol .I was from N.Y. and she tried to teach me to ride but I fell off a lot. We drank screwdivers under the starsin Fl. Anyway I loved the poem. And thanks for your visit ;Michael
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Date: 8/5/2013 5:58:00 PM
Awesome poem! Could be a country song hit, I'd say! It was a true delight to read my friend. Always, Laura
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Date: 8/2/2013 2:42:00 AM
This is absolutely superb love it, my very first fav poem, if you don't mind, your imagery is spectacular love it my friend, blessings to you, hugs sueellen
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Date: 7/29/2013 3:27:00 PM
Hi Linda, Really liked this write about your home state...So you're a southern girl? I'm a Mississippian... Prompted me to post a poem called "Texas" I wrote about 2 months ago... Regards, Ken
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Date: 7/23/2013 12:29:00 AM
Pd , I read your haiku winners list tonight. I loved your winners. YOu got lucky with your contest for haiku!
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Date: 7/13/2013 5:35:00 PM
This was very entertaining Linda, some great lines here. Hugs Rick
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Date: 6/25/2013 7:00:00 PM
My Texas friends in the Navy always bragged about their state. One place I've never been. My daughter recently spent a weekend in Houston. A little overwhelmed but she said Dad, you gotta go there sometime. Nice write.
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Date: 6/25/2013 7:16:00 AM
Excellent. Lovely poem. Well penned. Tfs
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Date: 6/22/2013 6:26:00 PM
Wow! You really paint a vivid picture of yourself, both inside and out. I will be back to read more of your work. Thanks for the comment on "Prayer" Josette Key
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Date: 6/22/2013 8:01:00 AM
you did Texas proud Linda....well penned
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Date: 6/22/2013 2:26:00 AM
sounds great in the lone star state babe, we have a Texas town in the south west of Queemsland close to the border of New South Wales the Mexicans are south of there, here too:)
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