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Papillion shares poem inspired by city's crews

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 18:12:34-05

One person found poetry in the city of Papillion’s efforts to keep the streets clear after a Christmas Eve snow storm.

Papillion city leaders took to social media to share a poem that was sent anonymously praising the snow clearing crews.

“Through the years, our Mayor’s Hotline has received thousands of comments and complaints, but none more memorable than this one, which was submitted anonymously over the holidays,” the city wrote in a Facebook post, which included an image of the poem.

Read it below:

"Was the morning of Christmas
And I couldn't sleep
Are the kids going to make it
It's starting to sleet

When all of a sudden there was a clang & a clatter
When I looked outside
That no longer mattered

For what did I see
Were the tireless, the few
Our streets were being cleaned
By a great city crew

Now people complain
And sometime protest
But give them a break
They're doing their best

My family will make it
All happy & safe
I know why I live in a wonderful place

When the season has changed
And the sky's turn to blue
Will you remember 
This great city crew

I support these employees 
Whenever I can
Now I know why
We're in the top ten"

Do you agree with the poem's author? Tell us by leaving a comment on our Facebook page.

 

 

Through the years, our Mayor's Hotline has received thousands of comments and complaints, but none more memorable than...

Posted by City of Papillion - Municipal Government on Wednesday, January 6, 2016