Typewriter Rodeo: Willie Nelson

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

By Kari Anne RoyDecember 9, 2016 9:44 am| ,

It’s a common misconception that all Texans love country music. Sure, a lot of us do but you’ll find plenty of Texans that just don’t care for it.

Unless it’s Willie Nelson. We all love Willie.

Willie Nelson

when you aren’t sure what to say
when you aren’t sure what to do
look to the sky
sit back
ask yourself
What Would the Red-Headed Stranger do?

How would Willie react?
What would Willie sing?
That smile of his…
would it slowly unfold?
or stay in a straight line
unamused?

Think on it friend,
think on it hard,
Because, for Texas, knowing what Willie
would do…
is absolutely required

 

 

Produced by Laura Rice.