Walk on the grass, run in the rain

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“Don’t walk on the grass”, “No dogs”, “Don’t shout”, 
“Flooding ahead, turn around, don’t drown”.
These are the signs telling us what we should do,
What we can and can’t do around town.

Don’t get me wrong, I like a short warning, 
A warning of an imminent remove from this race.
But as far as experiencing the consequences of it all,
It’s my feelings I want to embrace.

I would like to smoke, ride a bike on the grass, 
And then run on the cement in the rain.
And then when I finish my long journey home, 
I won’t mind the gap off the train.

I think most signs are superfluous, unneeded, over used, 
Should be returned back to the shelf.
And people around town can own their own actions, 
You know, like taking responsibility for oneself.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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