Read Poem: MEMBER…., by Gayle Upshaw

Stoop sittin’ in the summertime…ole Mr. Knobby drinkin’ that wine
Ms. Flo with hair that shines
Looking up at the moon, Thinkin’ bout them good times….
You remember? I know you do, Cause you thought you was cool
Havin’ fun, laughter, and joy…That Ole man….wantin’ us to touch his ‘toy’

Life those days was sweet as wine
Stoop sittin’ in the summertime

Hundred 15th and second avenue…East Harlem, El Barrio.. ‘Uptown” Little Italy too
Playin’ in the courtyard sprinklers, Days were fun, playin’ in the sun,

Life those days was sweet as wine
Stoop sittin’ in the summertime

Worries… we kids didn’t have any
Just fun and friends, music and playin’ aplenty
Outdoors, they played stickball in the street
On the corner, That’s where we’d all meet

Nighttime was the time… older folks came out
Playin’ their music, you’d hear someone shout
Turn down that noise, I’ll call the cops
Yeah that was a joke, Cause they’d never stop

Man life those days was sweet as wine
Stoop sittin’ in the summertime
© 2013

Author: poetryfest

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