Once again, Angel Sammys and Teddys Pawetaton have provided us with a photo for Poetry Thursday.
A failed farmer and father was my friend Steve Hill
Who lost everything during an infestation of the boll weevil
But Steve stayed positive despite the upheaval.
Because he wanted to fly like Evil Knievel
Steve knew big bikes and jumps were no way to begin.
And despite the family thinking he belonged in the loony bin
Steve screwed up all the courage within
And began jumping Tonka Trucks on his Schwinn.
The more he practiced, the further and higher he flew.
And a signature jump he did pursue.
He considered jumping a line of statues.
Confident that soon it would be Knievel, he would outdo.
He found four men to leap with his bike.
But the men were afraid their heads he would strike.
And even with helmets, they all thought alike.
If their concerns were not met, they would take a hike.
Then Steve had a remarkable thought.
If it was no head injuries, that is what they sought.
They should stand on their heads with legs spread out
As they waited for the overly confident hotshot
Steve got on his bike and revved the engine. It roared.
And he pictured himself above the clouds as he soared
He would go faster than the Concord.
And set the jumping human record.
At that moment, Steve did not know he would soon retire
And the men would soon know the pain of having their scrotums crushed by a tire
But Sam did not care that the jump did not go as they desire
Because the five men had found a career singing falsetto with the Vienna Boys choir