January 7 2021

Soldiers of Fortune

With the events of the last few days in politics, I have seen many posts from both sides of the “fence.” Social media, and all of the news channels have been flooded with he said, she saids. I really can’t see the fairness in the way that the situation has been handled by our government officials. The media seems to be only reporting personal opinion and not the whole truths.

During this entire election year, there has been plenty of controversy and conspiracies that have surfaced from both sides of the political spectrum. I have not agreed with much of anything either side has said lately. I do not know what to think about the protests, riots, looting, and chaos that have destroyed our American cities and has changed the way of life as we all know it.

Not to mention the corona virus and the up and down economy.

Something has got to change or we will lose what we have left as a nation.

And we’re bound for the border

We’re soldiers of fortune

And we’ll fight for no country but we’ll die for good pay

Under the flag of of the greenback dollar

Or the peso down Mexico way

Steve Earle’s “Mercenary Song” was one of his first songs. It is also one of his best songs. In the recent events, I was reminded of this great story song.

I see politics becoming more and more a fight for money, power, and overall control. Many politicians are doing what is best for them personally rather than what is best for the country as a whole.

In the days of Pancho Villa he had this to say on politicians:

“They spend their time discussing nonsense and stealing money that belongs to the people”

-Pancho Villa

The song also reminds me that If we don’t like something for the way it is, we CAN change it. Sure I have daydreams of leading a revolution. I seriously doubt I will act on it. Revolutions are however how nations are born. The United States was birthed many years ago when a group of people, tired of being oppressed, stood up against the British rule. Many nations before and even after began this way.

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”

– CHE GUEVARA

We are given the right to protest. BUT we also must pay a price when it doesn’t go our way. There is consequence for when laws are broken. BUT if you are willing to stand up for what you believe in, you must be willing to accept the consequence.

Under the flag of the greenback dollar
Or the peso down Mexico way

Pancho.

September 18 2020

Don’t Let it End Like This

“ Don’t let it end like this. Tell them, I said something.” Pancho Villa

These were reportedly the final words of the famous Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. “Don’t let it end like this”As a writer and storyteller, I am here to tell you that this is only the beginning.. My wife Jennifer and I are creating this page to share our story and our views and poems and music to the world.. our beginning, our middle and our end is entirely up to us , and we hope our future followers will enjoy following us and provide the feedback and direction of this page.
My opinions are mostly my opinions. I am influenced by great people who came before, other poets, storytellers and the singer songwriter. I am a fan of Folk and Americana music.
  I have an attachment to the desert and the mountains and finding beauty in all Gods creations like  the rocky, dry sands of West Texas and the rivers that run through it.
My goals here are to paint you a picture through my words of this land called West Texas. It’s people and it’s music.

~Pancho