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Ode to a Yellow Bus by Patrick McCormack
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Writers' Weir: Ode to a Yellow Bus

Ode to a Yellow Bus

by Patrick McCormack

Amber lights, a color change, give off an orange-brown hue.

These are hazard and student lights.

Careful as you go, careful as you will.

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Red lights, a color of blood on the ground if you were to go around.

These are stop lights and express a dire need.

Careful as you go, careful as you will.

White lights signal from heaven and hell.

These lights illuminate our way both to and fro.

Careful as you go, careful as you will.

Yellow as bright as the warming sun, cheerful and new.

This color is visible to me and you.

Careful as you go, careful as you will.

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Yellow is risk adverse. No really, it is true!

The color devises and strategizes.

The color is neither afforded cunning, bravery, nor wit.

Yellow achieves its goal and that is it.

It carries young hearts and minds of such sublime and grandeur.

And from time to time a bit of rancor.

Yellow is neither perfect, nor pure, nor divine.

Yellow is the color of a magnificent bus.

It is yours and it is mine.

Please, while on the road to work and play, make room for the yellow bus.

The kids watch from below, above and behind.

The fines are heavy and the judge…not so kind.

Careful as you go, careful as you will.

Patrick McCormack has an interest in all things that are above the 49th parallel. He has a special fondness for goings-on during early Gold Rush Alaska.