Crosswalk Blues

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Crosswalk Blues


My Papa always told me

that to cross a street

the designated crossing

is very hard to beat.


My Mama always told me

to look for black and white,

for otherwise the crossing

would be filled with plight.


Seems to me that drivers

still don’t like the wait,

and the revving of those engines

makes me hesitate.


I’ll wait for some to gather

don’t like walking out alone,

when the drivers tap their fingers

or are talking on the phone.


I’ll cross the road in company,

in a group big or small,

for if I am just all alone

I will not cross at all.


My mother and my father

would surely shake a head

but it’s better to be cautious

and let myself be led.

Submitted: June 22, 2020

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Mike S.

Mom and Dad had the odd bit of good advice, excellent, Hull!

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 7:12pm


Thanks, Mike!

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 11:26am

Derina Peng

Speak as a youngster. Great.
That picture seems saying something for me. I might come up with somwthing about that picture...

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 8:07pm


It would be great if you did! Thanks for giving this a read.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 11:28am

88 fingers

I cross the road when the light is green. But I purposely take my time to piss off the drivers trying to make their turn where I'm crossing. They rev their engines, but I don't care. Hit me, that's a lottery ticket for me.

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 9:29pm


Honestly, 88, there's no truth in this. I had to write something about a crossing, and that's all it was about.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 11:30am

Sue Harris

Makes good sense to me. Lovely bouncy poem, Hully.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 6:25pm


I don't seem to write many rhyming ones these days, so I guess that made it kind of fun to write. Thanks, Sue.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 11:59am

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