Graffiti Joe

Ken Painter By Ken Painter, 7th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Don't we too hard on those souls who write messages on bathroom walls. You never know what kind of learning experience you may find there . . .

Graffiti Joe

I found him on a Monday with his markings on the door
And I paused to read the words he had to say
With his slogans about presidents and politics and war
I sat longer than I really had to stay
For his verses were so funny and his messages so true
And his questions had been answered one by one
His phone numbers with his services provide for something new
And the stories of his life provide for none

He’s a self-proclaimed professor of the bathroom artistry
You can read his lectures when you’ve got to go
And the causes that he seeks to right are aimed at you and me
With a special flair and signed Graffiti Joe

You can see him in the bathroom with his pencils and his pens
And detect a simple message on his mind
Has he come to make additions to the messages he sends
Or is it answers to his lines he hopes to find
But whatever is his motive, you may rest assured he’s there
You can read his sermonettes upon the wall
Should you find a place he’s never been, consider it so rare
That he hasn’t got around to get your stall

He’s a self-proclaimed professor of the bathroom artistry
It will blow your eyesight every time you go
When you find yourself there reading, “Thanks for patronizing me,”
And his signature, “With love, Graffiti Joe

Find out the inspiration for writing this song by following this hotlink to Chapter 6 of my autobiography here . . .


Humor, Lyrical Poetry, Lyrics, Poetry, Poetry About Life, Song Lyrics, Songs

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author avatar Ken Painter
Retired Chicago public school teacher. Singer, songwriter, musician, author, & opinionated old curmudgeon. Married to my husband & living in Colorado, USA. Also a father & grandfather.

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