Its a wonderful life

(c) December 24th, 2012 Sir. Rudyard Snaggs
13/13a

I was Born y raised in the city
Amongst; urban hippies,
Artist & activist, students & faculty
Doctors & lawyers. actually
N. 37th st @ 313
Until 13
Row house
Single parent with no spouse
Eyes of a child
Wandered within Toy aisle
Christmas carol strawbridges
Light show wanamakers
Reading terminal on Christmas Eve
Better to give than receive
Bag lady candies
Christmas tree
From cec
Cocoa during mummers
Contrasted, cut offs in the summer

Its a wonderful life

(c) December 24th, 2012 Sir. Rudyard Snaggs
12/13

In Mamas house
U can’t do that on tv, Double Dare, Danger Mouse
Public Enemy on city lights
Saturday night
live/Saturday night dead
Before bed
Night court/Night heat
LL on SNL
Alf, Dr Who y Max Headroom
Drove my sis nuts with The R rmx in my bedroom
academy of fine arts for red grooms
Warhol pop art
Pop tarts
In the toaster
Michael Jackson Posters
Wake me up before you go go
Emanates from a neighbors window
Blue skies, sunshine
Italianate & Victorian Victorian architectures
Worthy of university lectures
Pa gazette, u city reviews
Point of views
Neighborhood watch
Citizens on patrol
Began
An end at the court yard
Made
The grade
Like Old Report cards

Its a wonderful life

(c) December 24th, 2012 Sir. Rudyard Snaggs
11/13

E & P Made Dollars
Amongst scholastic scholars
Rocked Strictly Business in the lunch room
In the 4th grade,
Jack of Spades
Durring detention
Recited Top Billin’ in the library for attention
What more can say?
More concerned with Mad magazines and Spider Man comics
Than Ronnie the Ray-gunomics
My buddy, had my back
Like Charlie Mack
First out the mobile, And didn’t sway
matters of Kid n play
for show n tell
2hype on vinyl
By the sis of Best friend
From west end
As destined
Back in 85 I was a young boy writting
But to scared for reciting
with the kids in the hall
Trying 2 beat box
Like Ready Rock
We were all graffiti writers, breakers, DJ’s & mc’s……
In Mrs Buchanons class
A kid incorporated
with DJ Drama Aphilliated
Educated, Rapper
Stashed rhymes in trapper
keeper
Apple Macintosh
Windows was dos

Its a wonderful life

(c) December 24th, 2012 Sir. Rudyard Snaggs
10/13

Parents didnt understand
on the other hand
In Sneaker Express
Next to Kress
Beneath autographed Cool C poster
Coerced
Moms purse
For Nike airs
On the cheese switched off into an older pair
So jammy boys wouldnt get any idears
halloween stick up kids out to jooks
Since numbers IV’s up the ante
Yet Filas weren’t took
I coped instead of that math book
For which I Coned tainty
Never live
To lived down losing 2 transpass cards
Stranded
In Gladwyne
Cab to Aspen
Subject to Requital
Still Little
Eating Skittles
Sc trainers dangled From news box
I Sat Atop
Across from city hall
At the 31 stop
Subway surface no. 10
On the West Phila avenue
Head lights
Shined bright
Through West Phila nights
echoes Off the ave
With in the inner minds eye Recreated
Passing of years appreciated
Classmates inebriated
Mother stumbles into our hedges
As daughter
struggled to help mother

Its a wonderful life

(c) December 24th, 2012 Sir. Rudyard Snaggs
9/13

jr high to middle school shifted
With out mg
still Mentally gifted
Yet not enough for Masterman
a master plan
Of conservative
Middle. Year. Alternative
field trips in walking distance to; Museum of Art,
anthropology
For archeology
& zoo.
Funnel cakes and soft pretzels
Snowball fights down Drexel
Electric slide
Outside
Annenberge center
Cut through the maket
At u city square apartments
At the playground
Cold crush type ego
Freestyles and free throws
ya all
Can’t ball
Although small
Played the walls
Of Huston hall
Microcosm of minority
Sororities
And fraternities
Of universities
Locust St. Sidewalk litter
After school ran in urban outfitters
Tcby stand in the back
Spin magazine on racks