Manhattan Green   

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure scheme:  Accent points align for verses 1 & 3, as well as 2 & 4.

 

Inspired by Paula relating to me the account of an NYC boy who moved to CA, then confessed that he'd never mowed the lawn because, in New York City, you avoid grass because dogs regularly urinate on it.

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

A Man-hattan,

 

Visi-ta-tion's A must,

 

If to N.Y.C. you should fly.

 

Cause it's like the flaky crust,

 

Of a sweet Big Apple pie.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

But as you're on a walk out there,

 

You'll want a place to sit that's clean.

 

Best be sure to find one where,

 

You aren't too close to Manhattan green.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Manhattan green.

 

Manhattan green.

 

It might seem as though,

 

I'm taking shots.

 

At grasses which grow,

 

In tiny plots.

 

But those who know,

 

Concur with my thoughts.

 

When it comes to

 

Manhattan Green.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

By that, I mean,

 

A patch of grass.

 

That gets lots of little rains.

 

 

If you yearn for green,

 

Be sure to pass,

 

That which grows along the lanes.

 

 

If by chance you still don't get,

 

The meat of the message this poet pens.

 

Choose other spots than grass on which to sit,

 

Cause it's watered by four legged friends.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

A true scoundrel,

 

Worthy of cas-tration,

 

Bernie Ma-doff now rots in jail.

 

If there's re-incarnation,

 

In the next life here's his tale.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

That karma is a bitch, he'll learn,

 

Though still a part of the Wall Street Scene.

 

Getting drenched with pee might burn,

 

When he comes back as Manhattan green.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Manhattan green.

 

Manhattan green.

 

It might seem as though,

 

I'm taking shots.

 

At grasses which grow,

 

In tiny plots.

 

But those who know,

 

Concur with my thoughts.

 

When it comes to

 

Manhattan Green.

 

The End

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about New York City, Poems about grass, Poetry about Bernie Madoff.