Popcorn Man

Here comes the popcorn man

Rolling along with his vending stand

He's got some popcorn to pop

He makes sure it's buttered and hot

With the food he sells, happiness he gives

Even to those who are poor, he helps them live

It may seem simple but it means so much

When life is so trying and can be so rough

With his stand he wanders the town

Always singing with nary a frown

Hhe makes people smile whenever he can

He can only do so much, since he's a man

Going about singing traditional songs

Doing what's right in a world gone wrong

Every day he travels around the city

Dealing with a side of life more gritty

He does what he can to share a smile

To give others meaning and time that's worthwhile.

December 20, 2005