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Deep in the Heart

The stars at night, are big and bright...
As Texans, we all know that line,
it's been sung proudly since 1941.

The positive outlook, the message it conveys,
highlighting Texas in so many ways.
This state is vast, with many sights to behold,
driving across it though, quickly gets old.

Texas was my home, from 81-85,
and we left for the north, when I was just five.
Moving to Iowa, my father replied.

There we stayed, for 10 years to be exact,
but mom kept getting sick, and dad wanted to move back.
So, in 1995, we headed for Dallas,
putting the cold, and the few relatives behind us.
Back down to the South, where life could be better,
riding with my family in dad's tractor trailer.

This is to say that Texas has been my home,
and here I plan to stay.
But if we separate, should I move away?
Sure, I have family here...
but only mom and my sis.
Dad's here too, but he could care less.
I have a few friends,
but would I be missed?

My heart beats for Colorado, where I was born,
being there, I have never felt more at home.
I can feel a change inside when the peaks are in view.
I love it so much, I just had to share it with you.

So as you see, my heart is torn in so many way,
it all belongs to you, but is also split between states.
Maybe though, here I will stay.
Hoping that the stars of Texas will help us find our way.

Original Work by: Shawn A.
(with exception of the first line from 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' - Credit to: June Hershey and Don Swander - Composers)

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