A River of Beans

"Have you ever wondered

Where odd names come from?

 

Of Oklahoma's many

The Cimarron River's one

 

Once upon a time

A cowboy was hungry

 

He sat down to eat

Some beans that looked funny

 

As they cooked

Over a roaring fire

 

The cowboy waited

For tenderness to aspire

 

After many long hours

He peeked in the pot

 

But the beans he waited on

Were still hard as a rock

 

The agitated cowboy

Began to quiver

 

In a fit of anger

He threw those beans in the river

 

He yelled, "Simmer On!"

In all his frustration

 

And since that day

Cimarron came to creation"

 

As Dad concluded his story

We all rolled our eyes

 

Wondering if we could ever believe

A story quite this size

This poem is about: 
My family
Our world

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