David Crockett Poetry

David Crockett Poetry

| Posted in 2015


On being inspired to make an attempt at poetry, Ch. 2

In the land of the stranger I rise or I fall.

    The corn that I planted, the fields that I cleared,
    The flocks that I raised, and the cabin I reared;
    The wife of my bosom — Farewell to ye all!
    In the land of the stranger I rise or I fall.
        Ch. 2

    In peace or in war I have stood by thy side —
    My country, for thee I have lived, would have died!
    But I am cast off, my career now is run,
    And I wander abroad like the prodigal son —
    Where the wild savage roves, and the broad prairies spread,
    The fallen — despised — will again go ahead.



6 thoughts on “David Crockett Poetry”

  1. Gerald White says:

    Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

  2. THEY want “small government “(when convenient) for the same reason criminals want less police…

  3. Also, Crockett never said that. Neither did Jefferson who it’s also been wrongfully attributed to. If you’re going to celebrate Texas history, you should be accurate instead of blindly repeating political propaganda

  4. The quote has been attributed to so many people and internet research being what it is (scetchy as best since anyone can post) most interenet sites say that G. Ford said it. Whomever said it – it’s true.

  5. I’ve been working on my genealogy and learned that my family is connected. So exciting.

  6. Jolue Diser says:

    Get your Sparkling water for the Toast To Texas at 2pm!
    “To Texas . . .
    Joyous and sparkling,
    Evergreen when it rains, enduring in drought,
    Timeless, endless in boundaries, exciting,
    Home to the adventurous of yesterday and today,
    With shrines from the past
    And space and spirit for the future.
    To Texas.
    Everlasting in the hearts of your people!”
    Written by the late historian Joe B. Frantz

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