Neighborhood Watch

 

A poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

Don’t let your guard down.

 

You’re our front line,

 

Against those who’re threatening.

 

Be in urban camo.

 

Your shift starts at twilight.

 

Starts slow, but you should know,

 

Nothing good happens past midnight.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

While our families are sleeping,

 

You’re out there in your pickup,

 

Scanner squawking down low.

 

With those special night goggles,

 

Through darkness you’re peeping.

 

What’s there in your glove box,

 

Only use for your safekeeping.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

If he wears a hoodie,

 

Woooow, pull right over and confront him.

 

Should he not be friendly,

 

Noooooo, must reign in your anger.

 

But don’t forget he could be,

 

An outlaw or gang banger.

 

 

VERSE 3 - shares verse 1 structure

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

Do your job with pride.

 

Stand Your Ground, Sir.

 

The law’s on your side.

 

Vagrants, thieves and vandals,

 

Make them feel unwelcome.

 

But know that a scandal,

 

Might just kill our market values.

 

 

VERSE 4 - shares verse 2 structure

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

There is more that we can do.

 

Convince our city fathers,

 

That we need a curfew.

 

Such a plan won’t pass through,

 

a referendum.

 

Voters won’t get in queue,

 

To just hand over their freedom.

 

 

CLOSING

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

This threat only worsens.

 

Protect all our possessions,

 

Protect all our persons.

 

 

As a member of The Gunners fan club, Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro of Grapevine, TX is always happy to wear his stylish red hoodie sweat shirt from the Arsenal soccer club of North London, England.

 

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