Twas the first dawn of spring, and all through the hood
All the people were stirring, all those who could
One Saturday morn, when they could have slept late
South Stipeley got up, for a nine a.m. date.
They came with their families, they came with their mugs
One neighbour brought doughnuts, one neighbour brought hugs
The city sent work-gloves and sacks for them all
So they hatched up a plan and poured coffee’s last-call.
Each group took a lane, and they stooped and they bent
Picking up garbage and junk as they went.
Then they piled all their sacks for the sack picker-upper
And gathered again for a mid-day supper.
And lo and behold it was not even noon
A hard day’s work done none too soon!
So with sausages, burgers and veggie kabob
South Stipeley Neighbours finished the job.