Walk Bop

Saw the cone gnome fixing up a stop sign today

and the mailman and a brown box truck

but I ponder as a walked past the delivery van’s smile

what keep us grinning while they take our cards up

cuz the roads need upkeep and the house needs upkeep

and the closet and the basement fill up

 

but I ponder and I wonder as a wander round the block

today I wondered if they’ll ever be enough

 

Saw a black man falling off his bike yesterday

in my sister’s neighborhood it was a shock

cuz in the white burbs a black skin man is fairly rare

but to see him bloodied on the ground is sadly not

so we asked if we could phone a friend to pick him up

it went to voicemail, you see a stranger answer not

but didn’t call to 911-and have the ambulance come

cuz if the police came out he might get shot

 

but I ponder and I wonder as a wander round the block

today I wondered if they’ll ever be enough

 

So he left his three piece bicycle, dusted off his skinned knee

and settled in to end his bike ride with a walk

We said farewell, prayed for his health, waved good bye and wished him well

And walked our way back home continuing to talk

Cuz the laws need upkeep and lawns need upkeep

and the prison yards, man, you gotta keep em stocked

 

but I ponder and I wonder as a wander round the block

today I wondered if they’ll ever be enough

 

 

2 thoughts on “Walk Bop

  1. I too liked the rhythm of this BOP and its important question! Your refrain is powerful given your theme: ‘but I ponder and I wonder as a wander round the block
    today I wondered if they’ll ever be enough’

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