The little red signs that made you smile. For at least a mile.

Roadside Poetry

The little red sequential fencepost signs sponsored by Burma Shave cream with clever and whimsical rhymes out on the pre-interstate highways of mid-century America.

In her room
Tilting a broom
Learning nuclear physics
Watching on Zoom.

There would be four or five one by three-foot signs posted off the highway about fifty-yards from each other in sequence on wooden fenceposts. Humorous limericks meant to not only entertain but to advertise the shave cream. Little signs often found out on long and sometimes lonely stretches of road. I wish they would bring them back.

Published by OkieMan

I come from a family who migrated from the parched red dirt Plaines of southern rural Oklahoma. Migrating to blue collar working class community of East Los Angeles. There is where I was born. I am Mr. Writermelon. I can only write what my grammar and spell checker allows. I am neither profound nor profane. Boy howdy! Send comment to:

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