David McLain – “Texas”

When I was young and strong I loved the road
I rode through Texas fields on summer days
So purposefully through the world I strode
Watching red sunsets through a sea of maize

Then in middle age Texas came to me
And brought me starlight in my darkest hour
She showed me the beauty I could not see
Vision of life that I did not devour

Warm west winds of the American plain
Try to touch Texas skies with strong, careworn hands
Wandering highways please take me again
To moonlit nights sleeping in western lands

Here’s to warm summer nights and Texas skies
and looking again into your kind eyes.

For Patsy

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