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Sally's Elkhart Street Brigade

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Robert E. Jordan
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Elkhart Street is a narrow,
hungry street
in our crowded hood.  

There is only space enough
for one car to pass.  
No parking is possible,
it’s just that narrow.  

Elkhart Street’s houses
are built right up to the curb,
with just a narrow sidewalk.  

When there is an event
down on the Delaware,
traffic can be a problem
on tiny Elkhart Street.

Sally, Felix, and Wawa
live on Elkhart Street.  

They’re in bad shape for bread.  
Felix wants to go mug someone.  

Sally’s the thinker.  
She says nah,
that’s way too risky.  

Sally has a plan
that’ll put them
in the money.

It’s the Forth of July,
there’s to be fireworks
on the river.  

Cars are on Elkhart,
lined up, single file.  

Sally’s got Wawa stationed
on one side the street.  
She’s placed Felix on the other.  

Sally’s spotted a likely mark,
a rich looking couple
in a Caddy.  

She gives the signal,
and Felix and Wawa
throw their sweaty,
shirtless frames
across the hood.  

They start pounding
on the hood.  

Felix is making faces,
and Wawa’s licking
on the windshield.  

He’s making a horrible mess.  

Sally raps on the ladies window.  

The lady rolls it down.  
Sally shouts in the window—
“Hey, I can pull these guys
off your car—
gimmy two dollars
and they’re history.”  

The kids move
from car to car.  

People sitting on their
Elkhart Street stoops are laughing
and cheering the kids on.  

It turns into a profitable evening.    

Bobby


[This message has been edited by Robert E. Jordan (03-18-2008 12:42 AM).]

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Marchmadness
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1 posted 03-18-2008 02:38 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Sally was pretty smart.
                 Ida
JamesMichael
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2 posted 03-18-2008 06:56 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

enjoyed reading this...James
Margherita
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3 posted 03-18-2008 07:50 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

No doubt, dear Bobby, creativity is required under such circumstances. And Sally and Felix didn't lack it, I see.

It was like watching a movie!

Love,
Margherita
Robert E. Jordan
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Ida,

Yes Sally is smart.  She's got a head on her like a House Cat--always thinking.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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James,

Thanks for the kind words, and enjoying the exploits of these three friends.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Margherita,

You've got it right hon.  Necessity is the mother of invention.  I hope you enjoyed the movie.

Bobby
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I wish Felix would hang with Sally more often. That way he would always have something to eat AND stay out of trouble..Im liking Sally, that is one smart cookie....Thanks Bobby for a happy one, we needed that    John
Robert E. Jordan
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8 posted 03-18-2008 08:19 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

John,

I'm glad you like this one.  Sally is modeled after a little Jewish girl from my hood.  She was a sort of "street mother".  She was tough, but always fun, and helpful.

Bobby
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I could imagine all of the antics of Sally and her brigade, would make for a very amusing movie!


Linda
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Thanks Linda,

Yes, perhaps it would.  Something like the old "Little Rascals" movies.

Thanks for the kind words on this one.

Bobby
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Yeppers! The Littles Rascals! Exactomondo!

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enjoyed
Robert E. Jordan
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Vandana,

Thanks so very much for your kind words on this effort.  I'm pleased Elkhart Street worked for you.

Bobby
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What a creative way to earn money!  
 
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