Jimmy Cliff

Posted: April 9, 2013 in music, poetry
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Riding The Bus

Riding The Bus

Jimmy Cliff singing in my ears

Ruby with a gun in Brixton

Bus shaking as the driver grinds the gears

Every bus ride is a long one

Swinging

Swinging from the strap one handed

Keep looking for your stop and you’re

Freezing

Freezing so the rain don’t fog up the windows

Keep looking for your stop

Catch a glimpse of the gulf every day

Crossing that bridge at Edgewater

Take it all in ’til you get taken away

Riding through the streets of Clearwater

Swinging

Singing in your head little snatches of a song

Now you missed your stop

Ringing

Ringing the bell let me off right here

Cussin and fussin cuz damn I missed my stop

 

words and pictures © Christopher Ward. All rights reserved.

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Comments
  1. sakuraandme says:

    Haha! I loved it. Hey, look after yourself. I’m off to the U.K on Friday morning for 1 month. Keep singing!!! 🙂 Hugs Paula xxxx

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