Dumas, Texas

COW Dinner for the Hungry ,
Oil Digger, Grower of Cane,
Maker of cotton and the Nation's busiest manufacturer;
Windy, brown, rustling,
Town of the lone Ghosts:

They tell me you are lost and I believe them, for I
have seen your population of a few grasping to
the little life left.
And they tell me you are sinful and I answer: Yes, it
is true I have seen the preacher ramble about the murderers and
cruel rapist.
And they tell me you are poor and my reply is: On the
bodies of all I have seen the marks of a
hungry gnawing ribs.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who
scoff at this my town, and I give them back the smirk
and say to them:
Come and show me a town who can sing merrily
so magnificent so joyous to live and skillful and rugged and hardy.
Singing praise to the needy amidst their own demanding job,

Here is a prominent bold cowboy set vivid against the
massive bleak prairies;

Fierce as a bull with heavy feet charging fast, storming
as a vicious tornado plagues the city,
Vigorous,
Determined,
Wholesome,
Everlasting,
Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the wreckage, meat stripped from his bone, smiling with
dripping blood,
Under the blanket of near destruction smiling as a newlywed
couple smiles,
Smiling even as a greedy grasshopper smiles while he
devours everything in sight,
Proud and Smiling that even through pain strong courageous blood runs.
and courses through his veins life of the people,
smiling!
Smiling the proud, determined, everlasting smile of
Youth, starving, bleeding, and proud to be COW

 Dinner for the Hungry,
Oil Digger, Grower of Cane,
Maker of cotton and the Nation's busiest manufacturer;
Windy, brown, rustling,
Town of the lone Ghosts:

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