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For The Neighbors Down the street

I had friends come by today.


Those friends who stuck around

When you were beaten down by pain


I thought they would come and have a drink.


Maybe a smoke

And a good conversation that makes you think


We did do that

But there was something more


A friendship rooted in time

With a past to mourn


Or celebrate?

Or cherish?


Or is it something paid

Like interest on a tariff


All I know is I was glad to have them around.


2 blokes

That helped make the water go down


They both saw a lake outside

When they went to take a leak


They didn't run

They didn't hide

Their interest peaked


The tall one said,

"I love seeing the whirl pool form"


The smart one said,

"having only one drain is not the norm"


So we grabbed a few rakes

And a couple beers


And walked into that water

Without any fear


With friends like this at my side

Anything could be done


The smartest of the smart

And the talented dumb


Thunder cracked

Lightning struck


While we stood in knee high water

Nobody else giving a fuck


I had a thought that we may die

If today was our lucky day

When the ground touched the sky


I chuckled to myself

While I pulled the leaves and sticks away


From a clogged drain

That didn't exist

According to the neighbor the other day


What a sight it would be

Three dead dudes

Spread out along the street


A beer in one hand.

And a rake in another.

Struck by lightning.

Dying like brothers.


Luckily that didn't occur

No further damage was done

A couple flooded cars

And a little bit of fun


All accomplishing

Only one thing

Helping their unknown neighbors

Down the street



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