Monday, December 24, 2012

The taxi driver's tale

(Mill Valley street names)

There was Ethel, there was Helen and many many more
Each a woman from the logging days, maybe angel, maybe whore
One could have been a barmaid, another one a wife
now they're simply street names - just a symbol of a life.

There was Mirabelle, and Florence, Miriam and Rose,
Who they were in times long past, no one really knows
But they sure made an impression, and others would proclaim
Their name or deeds or beauty in a local hall of fame.

We don't have exact details of this celebrated crew
nor the biggest mystery of all, was this someone they knew?
The guy for whom a nearby street Wildomar was named
He may have been a wild Omar, but was he ever tamed?

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