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In honor of the amazing Dr. Seuss’ birthday today, I felt a little inspired to write a little poem about Wyoming. Now, I’m not a poet, and believe me, I know it… But I digress and will give my rhyming a rest. So if you don’t mind taking a moment or three, and reading my poem — this is Wyoming to me…
My Ode to Wyoming Life — A Seuss-istic poem by Kati Hime
Tell someone Wyoming is where you live
And a wide-eyed stare back to you they will give
Says the city-slicker back from the far coast
“Say, isn’t a horse what you ride the most?
And cars aren’t really welcome there, I hear…
Why, didn’t you just get electricity last year?”
Yes, we’re small, and our state is big,
To get from town to town takes more than a jig.
And it may seem like we’re backwards at best,
But really, we give our boasting a rest
Although if I could go on, I would be happy to
And here’s what I’d say to you…
Get in your car and drive end to end
‘Cross prairies and lakes and mountains and then
Dip your feet in a river, or smell the fresh air
Ride a horse, or a bike, take a tram through the air,
And feast on our grub until your belly is full,
And experience our history – it’s far from dull.
Then walk around a town – big or small,
You have to stop everywhere to see it all.
You’ll see ranchers and farmers, cowboys and cowgirls,
You’ll see climbers standing on top of the world
You’ll see high western fashion to well-worn jeans
You’ll see parkas and sandals because we’re more than it seems
We’re a little bit of everything, believe it or not
In Wyoming, a tough spirit is what we’ve got.
You have to be tough to live in the wind
And every summer, know that winter will happen again
But that’s what we do – because we love our home state
And once you visit, you’ll agree – it is great
This is what makes Wyoming beautiful to me
And if you don’t like it, you can disagree
But we’re a little bit of everything – every one too,
But no one does it quite like we do
And that makes us unique — even a little sweet
Which makes talking to city-slickers a real treat
When they ask “Is electricity all that you thought it would be?”
I simply smile and say “Well…we’ll see.”