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Anthem Of The Taxi Cab Driver


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Think of how many times you've used a tax cab. Have you ever thought of the person driving you?

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Anthem Of The Taxi Cab Driver

  1. 1. Anthem of the Taxi Cab Driver by Ace Lewis [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>I am your taxicab driver. </li></ul><ul><li>I come from different nationalities and I am native born. </li></ul><ul><li>Driving a cab is an interesting way to make a living. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Much of how much I make depends on </li></ul><ul><li>me; </li></ul><ul><li>how charming and courteous </li></ul><ul><li>I can be. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>How good am </li></ul><ul><li>I at assessing whether a </li></ul><ul><li>potential client </li></ul><ul><li>will pay. </li></ul><ul><li>I need to know where I should hang </li></ul><ul><li>out to get fares. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>At the end of the day, I count my tips and consider </li></ul><ul><li>myself lucky that I have </li></ul><ul><li>survived another day. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>I enjoy being in control. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaning my </li></ul><ul><li>city, I see its various </li></ul><ul><li>aspects, both glamorous and seedy. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>I know your city </li></ul><ul><li>in a way you never will the shortcuts and the side streets, </li></ul><ul><li>the flow of traffic and patterns of behavior that depend on time </li></ul><ul><li>of day and weather conditions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>But then there </li></ul><ul><li>are the </li></ul><ul><li>regulations, </li></ul><ul><li>the weather </li></ul><ul><li>and the vagueness of </li></ul><ul><li>directions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>There are also the impossible demands of customers and traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>So my job is definitely challenging! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>I take you where </li></ul><ul><li>you need to go and help you on your way. </li></ul><ul><li>I listen to you and give you advice. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>I touch many peoples’ lives for a short time. </li></ul><ul><li>I hear snippets of your lives and sometimes I even share part of mine. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Insulted, robbed, injured, you hold me in little regard </li></ul><ul><li>yet I am the one who gets you to where you need to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of your needs, I will always have a job. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>It is true that driving a cab gives me a freedom and independence that </li></ul><ul><li>not many enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>I think sometimes you secretly envy me. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>You may assume you are above me but often I have degrees and years of </li></ul><ul><li>expertise in various professions. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>I see you, my customer, at your best and at your worse. </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning out trash, vomit, blood, drug paraphernalia, I reflect on the </li></ul><ul><li>depths a person </li></ul><ul><li>can sink to. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>But then there are other moments, when I feel privileged to know you and </li></ul><ul><li>we rejoice together in our connection. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>However, when all is said and done, my greatest joy is in participating in </li></ul><ul><li>the dance of life. </li></ul>