Typewriter Rodeo: Politicians

Each week, the Texas Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on a relevant headline or topic.

By Laura RiceJuly 3, 2015 8:29 am| ,

So far there are 19 presidential hopefuls for 2016, and most of them will make Texas a major stop on their campaign trail. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.

 

Come back now, hear?

(But leave first, please…)

election season is upon us

but does it ever stop?

politicians coming to Texas

using BBQ as a prop

their cowboy hats don’t even fit

you can tell they’re here to fake it

the Lone Star State looks good on the news

it’s the only reason they make it

still, Texas is known for our arms open wide

hospitality for all

(though you just might not know it

when they visit the Valley

and talk about building a wall…)