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Big Texas September 20, 2006

Filed under: Poetry — jojanoski @ 8:38 am

I wrote this for a workshop, a kyoka about Texas. My apologies to Texans everywhere.

A kyoka is a poem like a limerick that makes fun of politicians or events.

Syllables: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. Rhyming is not necessary, but you may.

Big Texas

Texans spin big yarns
like Granny’s week long potluck,
greasy-spoon stirred slop.
Big talk fueled by big bucks.
Thanks to cowboy big oil wells.

Big wells need big feet
for clomping through horsey dung
Cross fields to oil rigs.
Horsey clean up never done
while those horses poop big mounds.

Big, big, cowboy bucks!
Oil barrels worth in millions!
Ridin’ to the rigs
through dung while wearing stetsons.
Those hats carry ten gallons.

Ten gallons of oil.
Money to be super-sized.
Texans need more space
to stretch out big feets and thighs
while counting up big oil loot.

Copyright 2006 JO Janoski

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4 Responses to “Big Texas”

  1. Mickej Says:

    Apologies accepted…but you still need to come to Texas to see what we’re REALLY like. Gotta bedroom for you and Ron anytime! btw…them Cow Patties er fer sale; horse hockey is good fer the soil :o) Watcha wanna watch fer is them big mounds o’ fire ants!!

  2. jojanoski Says:

    Errr, I think I’ll pass on the cow patties. You mean fire ants are for real? I thought Texans were making them up– you know always bragging to us Yankees how their stuff is bigger and better…;)

  3. This was a funassignment

  4. Mad Kane Says:

    Wow! Thanks for introducing me to the kyoka. I write a lot of satirical poems about politicians and the news — usually limericks and haiku — and I’m looking forward to trying it out!


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