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By Glenn Toothman

Cowboys and plowboys

Rangers and Tradesmen

Tall and Short, lean and stout

Donned the Gray without a thought


The call came forth from brothers afar

They saddled and walked, drove teams and rode

to the crucible of combat alter

some falling to the Fathers Abode


Their bones resting in fields unknown

Their love for Texas and Home

Some came home to lie in the Texas Soil

Others still lay where they fell doing their Toil


Tears and blood from their cheeks did fall

Some torn asunder while others gave their all

Eyes cast skyward, gleaming and glow

Soon to fall pale soon to fade to never see the goal


Cries for wives, mothers and children

Sobs for brothers, cousin and brethren

All silent now, in the shade of trees

Bubbling brooks over rocks now sound

Where our ancestors lie in hallowed ground


Drum and Fife

Poet’s note: This is dedicated to the Texas Cavalrymen murdered by federal cavalry troops under a black flag at the Officers Farm in Overton County, Tenn.

Glenn Toothman is a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He lives in Falls City. Toothman said his inspiration in this poetic endeavor is Baxter Black, a Cowboy’s Poet.

This is an occasional feature. Send your poems to reader@wcn-online.com, putting Poet’s Corner in the subject line. Include your name, and a little about yourself, such as hometown or a bit about the poem’s inspiration. Include a daytime contact number. Poems also may be sent by mail to Poet’s Corner, Wilson County News, 1012 C St., Floresville, TX 78114.
 

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