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My honky tonk angel

I have dreamed so many dreams of life in Texas
Of cowboys and of the history I'd find there
So many hours I have been driving 
but all I see are oil wells everywhere .

Long dusty roads and lorries hauling 
Miles and miles of heavy industry 
but just as I felt my spirit falling 
A vision of loveliness appeared to me . 

Calling to fill my car with fuel 
Perhaps a diet coke to quench my thirst 
Sat behind the counter on a stool 
An angel giggled as I cursed .

She was so pleased that I was from England 
She said my accent sounded like a song 
She listened intently to my story 
Then bluntly told me where I'd been going wrong .

There's a nice hotel in town if you are staying 
You can pick me up at seven by the door 
You're a nice guy but I hope you don't mind me saying 
No guy ever needed my help more .

I drove her to that honky tonk at seven 
Those jeans so tight I swear they're made of paint 
With every word she spoke I felt I was in heaven
Those green eyes would make the toughest cowboy faint.

We danced then I sang her a ballad 
My rendition of always on my mind 
We kissed and we talked for hour on hour
Never have I met anyone so kind .

I walked her safely to her front door
A ranch style house on a leafy avenue
She gave the kind of kiss that shook me to my core
The strangest most beautiful woman I ever knew .

In the days that followed I found Texas 
It was everything I ever thought it could be
and all the while my wonderful honky tonk angel 
Was right there sharing every sweet moment with me .

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 5/8/2014 2:18:00 PM
A fantastic romantic dream. The line "An angel giggled a I cursed" really brought the girl to life. Thank you for your visit and wonderful comments on my poetry.
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Date: 5/7/2014 4:14:00 PM
hey now did you REALLY go to Texas and meet this honky tonk angel? you sure make it sound that way. VERY nice, DArren.
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Date: 5/8/2014 5:51:00 AM
No but I had a lot of fun writing with skat one night and this was my way of saying thank you.
Date: 5/7/2014 2:02:00 PM
WOW Darren I do hope you meet her for real one day - going to make this a favourite. Hugs as ever Jan xxxx
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Date: 5/8/2014 5:53:00 AM
Just a fantasy Jan , Not been to Texas yet but I had fun writing it and who knows . lol
Date: 5/7/2014 12:40:00 PM
Well, ain't that just peachy! ;)
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Date: 5/8/2014 5:54:00 AM
LOL Thank you Eileen .
Date: 5/7/2014 11:24:00 AM
What a honky tonky experience..A romantic adventure indeed.I can picture this-You and your texas girl wearing her cow girl hat..Sizzling.
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Date: 5/8/2014 5:55:00 AM
It was fun to write and I hope it will be a fun place to visit.