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Show Me The way to El Dorado

Story ID:6448
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:2010
Person:Homesick Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Show Me The way to El Dorado

Show Me The way to El Dorado

Show Me The way to El Dorado


SHOW ME THE WAY TO EL DORADO

Show me the way to El Dorado
I left her after a tornado
I'd like to go back and see
That city out on the Kansas Prairie

El Dorado the city where I was born
Early one cold 1926 Thanksgiving morn
This is the city I'd like to see
El Dorado lives on in my memory

I'd like to visit the Sunday School
Where I was taught the Golden Rule
Visit with life long friends
Go past the farm once again.

I'd travel down those country roads
Where I hauled wheat and corn by the loads
I watched them load it on a train
Thousands of bushels of Golden Grain.

I'd like to see my first home once more
Visit Eatons Grocery store
I'd like to see the Skelly Refinery
There are many places I'd like to see

I know this is just a dream
So many of these things can't be seen
Progress can be an ugly thing
Progress can be surgical clean.

El Dorado the city where I was born
Early one cold 1926 Thanksgiving morn
This is the city I'd like to see
El Dorado lives on in my memory

Monte Manka 07-21-2008