Guitar Man
Poem By Mike Flipp

A man with a guitar began to play
On the corner of 2nd street and Main
It was busy that day and people hurried
Along the sidewalk, they bustled and scurried
Where they were going only God knew
So the guitar man played a song or two
He sung about life's ups and downs
He sung about smiles but more of frowns
He sung about women in his Life
He sung about happy days with his wife
He sung about the Dog who's name was blue
He sung about his truck and having the flu
As people walked by and tossed coins in his hat
It made him happy to do just that
That was his love, playing songs for folks
Talking with friends and telling some jokes
Singing his songs where ever he could
Strumming that guitar where ever he would
The things he sung about were given by God
The things in life, both easy and hard
Its all good, the guitar man sang
It was all about the Love that the good Lord brang
He was humble indeed, his songs did tell
He was given a gift and he used it well
Then along the sidewalk came a man
He threw down a note and off he ran
The Guitar Man stopped his playing
He read the note and what it was saying
It said, Be at the corner, tonight at 10
Someone will meet you, a couple of men
Exciting and dangerous it all seemed
Should I do it, Lord what have you deemed?
Please guide me oh Lord, and what shall I do?
Shall I go, will you let me hear from you?
The Lord spoke and said be there at ten
All will be well with those 2 men
So at 10 the guitar man played
On the corner of 2nd street and Main
Along came a producer from a meeting he was at
His assistant was with, they both wore a hat
They heard the man sing, and strum his guitar
They stopped for a minute while he played another bar
Impressed were they, and not just a little
They said he would go good accompanied with a fiddle!
So they gave the Guitar man their card
And said here's our number its not very hard
Give us a call tomorrow around 9
We have a contract for you to sign
As they walked away the Guitar man cried
He thanked God almighty for his arms open wide