Typewriter Rodeo: A Poem for Texas Independence Day

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

By Laura RiceFebruary 27, 2015 7:27 am,

Monday, March 2 is Texas Independence Day – and the first day Texas Standard begins airing statewide! To celebrate, we asked Sean Petrie with Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo to pen a poem.


It happened way back,

In 1836.

March 2nd was the day,

Of independence.

After hard-fought battles,

We became our own state.

We’ve been improving ever since,

And we’ve turned out pretty great.

Though there are still a few,

Who’d like us to secede.

Let’s celebrate where we are,

‘Cause we’ve got all that we need.


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