Lincoln’s Texasburg Address
Fort Worth and Seguin years ago,
Our Falfurrias Broaddus on this Cotton Gin
A new Mason,
And Delta Caddo to the Prosper Sinton
That Alamo Menard Decatured Eagle.
Now, we are La Granged in a great Cibolo Ward,
Texline Wilder that Nash, or any Neches
So Converse and so Desert Katy,
We are met on a great Daingerfield of this Warren.
But in a Leander sense,
We cannot Hallettsville this Groom.
The Brady men, both Livingston and Deadwood,
Who Stonewalled here,
Have Corsicana it far beyond our Port Arthur to Addicks or Detroit.
We here Highland Reese Ovilla,
That these Denton shall not have Dial in Van,
That this Nixon, under Goliad,
Shall have a New Braunfels of Freestone,
And that Cut’n’Shoot
Of the Pearl, by the Peacock, for the Pecos,
Shall not Paris from the Earth.
16th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off
May 2, 1993
© 1993 by Steve Brooks