Tom and Jerry Syndrome
By David Smith July 9, 2013
Like Tom and Jerry to Falls Avenue, we came;
Cabs waiting for pickups, and “No Parking” to blame;
The parking enforcement paces the street;
Cabs pull out, and leave, and turn up the heat;
No one profits from the heat of the day;
But the curb is clear, of cabs, by the way.
That’s on the surface, and that’s what we see;
The underling truth has value for me;
Both professions have a service and need;
A cab driver plants goodwill like a seed;
To keep tourists coming back;
To get the economy on the right track;
And Parking enforcement’s for our safety, no doubt;
The cabbies lose interest and start to pout;
As Tom and Jerry make it through each day;
Cabs and enforcement;
Two professions, that prey.
Like Hunting for gold in a tourist town;
Two different interests where needs are found;
Look at the big picture.
The positive-nes of each role;
Safety comes first. Enjoy the stroll.
Like cat and mouse our senses become sharp;
Satisfying the tourist, our abilities to tap.