Small Town

This poem was inspired by the city in which I live. It’s no longer a very small town, but it had a humble beginning. I am also linking this poem to DVerse.


This was a small town,

With orange groves

And oil derricks,

With unpaved roads

And wide open spaces,

I’d imagine neighbors

Gave each other

Cups of sugar.

Unfortunately,

All this happened

Before I was born.

 

Today the old high school

Is a Super-Target,

The new high school has

Run to the top of a hill.

I don’t see oil derricks

Or orange groves anymore.

The spaces have shrink,

Widening the gulf

Between people.

The clean dirt streets

Stretch on only in memories.

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10 thoughts on “Small Town

  1. Those Derrick and orange groves sound like So. Cal. I sure hate it when the old landmarks disappear. Progress just doesn’t appreciate the beauty of history. Sorry to hear

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