ROCKY THE MOUNTAIN GOAT


I'm Rocky the Great Northern mountain goat --
I touted the Empire Builder -- what if

Jim Hill and wife Mary had lived till the day
When it all would be BNSF?

The year two thousand sees a candidate riding --
What's known as a whistle stop tour,

If George W. Bush wins our votes and the White House
'Twill break James Carville's heart that's for sure,

Have you missed your old Rocky? It's been a long time --
My logo graced each railroad car,

At least they saved my depot's clock tower --
James' mate, Mary Matalin, should go far.

by D. Edgar Murray 08/06/2000.