Blues stand news


Down there on the corner

Where 12th Street cross’s Vine

Grady ran Blues stand news

The war had left him blind


Grady was a happy man

I talked to him each day

We talked about this and that

One day I heard him say


At least I can smell the coffee

And I love to feel the rain

I can hear the songbirds

Whenever they may sing


I know when there’s wedding

I hear the church bells ring

I know a quarter from a nickel

And a penny from a dime


I sense the denomination

I make the change in my mind

I remember he said jokingly

Love sometimes is blind


Down at the news stand

On the corner of 12th and Vine

Grady was the victim

Of a fatal violent crime


The Blues stand news

Grady’s on my mind

I can’t make the change  

Maybe I will with the passage time










  • Author: willyweed (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 1st, 2018 09:28
  • Category: Sociopolitical
  • Views: 19
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  • Michael Edwards

    Paints a great, if sad, picture - good work Willy.

    • willyweed

      Thank you Michael


      Thanks WILLY for a heart searching Poem ~ Violence has no scruples and in my experience the Vulnerable are the easiest targets ! Thanks for caring & sharing ~ BRIAN Please check my Poems and my Fusion on Easter ~ Thanks B. Love the picture ~ suitably melancholy B.

      • willyweed

        Thanks brother! I'am doing well expect to travel to Great Britain end of May and early June

      • Goldfinch60

        Very good emotive write.

        • willyweed

          Thank you Goldfinch60 ww

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