The Buzzard's Cage by flyrod

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THE BUZZARD’S CAGE a drive by poem by Flyrod

Listen my friends to this good advice
When in Tijuana you better think twice

Just south of the border from San Diego
Lives the mean Federale named Jose Del Fuego

Like a buzzard that circles the desert sky
He cruises the streets with a hungry eye

For tourists who wander the Mexican streets
Those college students and other deadbeats

His kind of justice is done on the spot
You better have cash and I mean a lot

He’ll lay down the law to which he prescribes
In simple English it means he takes bribes

He taps his baton on his open hand
Don’t be a jackass, obey his command

You mouthed off good and triggered his rage
Now you’re gonna ride in his big yellow cage

With spiders and scorpions everywhere
This is a time you’re gonna’ need prayer

He fires up the engine and heads for the jail
You’re drunk as a skunk and you look mighty pale

With a seven-point badge and a black shotgun
That old Federale is having his fun

You’re acting stupid and call him a pig
He grabs for his bottle and takes a big swig

He grins real wide and his gold tooth flashes
He misses the curb and the old rig crashes

He’s out like a light and the cage springs open
This was the break for which you were hopin’

There‘s a knot on your head and you’re beat to hell
Through the darkness you stagger to find your hotel

You wake up at noon the following morning
All covered with puke, let this be a warning

From yellow tequila you’ll get a delusion
“It was just a bad dream”, that’s your conclusion

The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • flyrod
    flyrodalmost 3 years ago
    by flyrod

    Original Image

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    WOW – I love these drive by poems – you are a great writer as well as picture maker ☺

  • I’m glad you find then entertaining Kira. Thanks so much.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous image and terrific poem!

  • Thanks very much Monnie

    – flyrod

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...almost 3 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group!)

  • Always appreciated DeeZ

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    Great work and fun poem, flyrod. Always enjoy your work.

  • Thanks my friend.

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 3 years ago


  • Always appreciated john.

    – flyrod

  • John Trent
    John Trentalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome series

  • Thank you John.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 3 years ago

    Great work once again Flyrod.

  • Thanks Steve

    – flyrod

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    03-28-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Delightful. Thanks Kira.

    – flyrod

  • Michael  Gunterman
    Michael Gunte...almost 3 years ago

    Awesome work and congrats as well…..

  • Much appreciated Michael.

    – flyrod

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