Max Reif

Rookie - 18 Points (1948 / OVER 400 POEMS SERVED! !)

Jimmy (Re-Edited Version) - Poem by Max Reif

Straight down the middle of the sidewalk
16 year-old Jimmy would stride
every afternoon in his red baseball cap,

eyes locked straight forward too,
oblivious of traffic, the people sitting
at the sidewalk cafes, the windows of shops,

and then one day the public works guys
came with their jackhammers
and broke up the sidewalk
for around thirty feet
into big, jagged rocks,

and when Jimmy came along that day
he didn't know what to do,
and froze.

I got up from my table
and went over to him,
and he came and talked awhile
with my girl friend and me,

then was able to continue
on his way home,
safely on the other side of the abyss.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Jimmy (Re-Edited Version) by Max Reif

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 6, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]