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This poem was made by request. You can share your ideas for the Typewriter Rodeo on social media or by emailing [email protected]

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WWII Veterans

This Typewriter Rodeo poem came by request. If you have an idea for a poem, let Texas Standard know on social media or email [email protected]

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Bathroom Break

Sometimes it seems like movies are getting longer — or perhaps it’s that our ability to make it through the movie without a quick run to the restroom is getting weaker. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Leap Year

2019 brings with it something extra special — an extra day in February! What will you do with it? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Butter

Do you keep it in the fridge? Or are you a table butter person? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Squeaking And Slamming Screened Doors

This Typewriter Rodeo poem was inspired by a story shared by a Texas Standard listener. Share your ideas on social media or email [email protected]

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Avocados

They are trendy these days — but they have long been a Tex-Mex favorite. And they were the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Welcome To The World, Brand New Baby Texan!

There are two primary ways to become a Texan: be born here or get here as fast as you can. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for the newest natives.

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The Grouchy Cat That Only Likes One Person

Cats — we know — can be fickle creatures. Grouchy? That’s arguable. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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More Meetings

You know the feeling. Your calendar is full of them when you get a notification about another. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Where Are Your Pants?

Some folks just don’t like pants — even in the dead of winter. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is inspired by them.

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Construction

Some argue Texas doesn’t really have seasons — though that may depend on which part of Texas you call home. Still, a season almost all Texans share despite the weather: construction season. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Autumnal Elegy

It took its time to get here — but that fall feeling is now in full swing. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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The New Vocabulary

The impeachment inquiry hearings going on this week have been a reminder that many of us are using different words — including some Latin ones — than we have in the past. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Soup Weather

A cold front has cooled much of Texas — at least temporarily. One way to celebrate the fall temperatures is with a bowl of soup. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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The Horror

Halloween costumes often reflect the news cycle. When that happens, the results can be disturbing. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Looking For Fossils

Fossils might be right under your feet. It’s just a matter of looking in the right place at the right time. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Small Town Festivals

Almost every Texas town has at least one — and they happen almost any time of the year. So, really, it’s always “festival season” in the Lone Star State. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Dog Parks

Going to a dog park can be a singular experience for a human — let alone a dog. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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The Thieves of Delight

The last crops of the season are being plucked from gardens across Texas — at least if human gardeners can get to them before the other creatures! That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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