To the editors:

I can sympathize with Mrs. Buehler whose poetry festival was ruined by police security measures for an impending Bulls basketball game [Neighborhood News, July 23].

Some people have suffered a great deal more than that, losing their lives and their businesses because of the Bulls phenomenon.

Thousands of Chicagoans would like to wish the Bulls a permanent farewell, and that goes for any other team with a destructive following.

Mrs. Buehler, who was raised in Louisiana, might like to write further verses for this poem sung to the tune of “Shrimp boats are a-comin'”: Bulls fans are a-comin’ / It’s vi’lence tonight / Bulls fans are a-comin’ / Their fires are in sight. / So won’t you hurry, hurry, hurry home!

Stuart Simon