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Sunday Rider

He buttons down the snaps on his slick-legged chaps
And he’s slipping on his jacket of hide;
He’s got it all together in his black-dyed leather
And he’s gonna take a heck of a ride!

The women and their children are a-hoping, heaven willing,
They’ll be clearing from the streets in time;
And maybe they’re mistook but, judging from the look,
His sickle’s riding on a wave of crime!

As if expecting death, those who witness hold their breath
When he shuts the sickle down beside the church.
He kills it with a cough as the gloves come slipping off,
And he steps aside his mighty metal perch.

Like a snake that sheds it’s skin to reveal the one within,
Leather zips and slides and snaps as in a song;
And the evil riding wonder who arrived amid the thunder
Turns around to face the faces of the throng.

I don’t know really whether it’s the sickle or the leather
That would cause the people’s judgment to be blurred;
But in suit and silken tie he seems quite the harmless guy,
Our good bishop has arrived to preach the word!

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Wes Stephenson

Author, motorcyclist, poet, and adventurer. Let's journey together.



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