Black Poetry : Maxwell Street Closed

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This will only appeal to those from the Windy City or those who had the pleasure to visit Maxwell Street more commonly called Jew Town!!


    Driving on the expressway
    Exiting at Halsted Street
    crowds gather round
    for this is the place called jew town
    where you can buy a brand new pair of gym shoes
    at half the price
    negotiating
    bringing the price down
    mothers
    clothed thier children from this spot
    known as an unofficial landmark
    but slowly
    the town started to fade away
    stores closed
    street vendors moved
    progress they say
    but one thing remained...
    those polish sausages
    covered in the smelliest onions
    drowned in mustard and accented with Hot peppers
    smell captures you a mile away
    24 hour operation they never close
    visited by the poor and the rich
    the young and the old
    pork chop sandwiches
    and onion covered burgers
    this was true chicago eating
    The Jew Town polish is worth more
    than the key to the city
    but yesterday
    closed a chapter
    in an age old tradition
    for the last two great staples
    on Maxwell Street closed
    the Polishes are gone
    closed for the very first time
    slated to reopen elsewhere
    and return to this spot
    2 years from now
    but the damage is done
    and tradition is over
    for Jew Town for the sake of progress is no more!!!!!
     
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    yessssss!!

    gone
    lost
    no more
    i remember all da blues song there
    the call out on da street as i walk
    eatting a jew town polish
    man!! the thoughts of it
    just kill me slowly....dayumm! bishop
    u hit home on this one here......:(
     
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