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Somewhere In The City

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Denise
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0 posted 11-01-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

It used to be a stately street
The houses kept quite clean
And friendly folks you'd always meet
-Before the streets turned mean.

The children used to laugh and play
From morning until night
But now the laughter's gone away
-Replaced by urban blight.

High hopes once held were blown away
By bureaucratic schemes
Those harbingers of vast decay
-Have slaughtered many dreams.

That once fine street has died somehow
It has no trace of hope
The trash-strewn street is barren now
-Cast on the downward slope.

And bureaucrats live far away
Their neighborhoods unscathed
So far removed from blight, decay
-From streets that they have made.


4/99

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Denise

© Copyright 1999 Denise - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-01-1999 10:20 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Sad, but so true these days....exellent work!

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*Krista Knutson*

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2 posted 11-01-1999 10:24 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I agree, Denise. Got too much of that all over the place.
Nicely done.
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3 posted 11-01-1999 10:31 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Very nice. Your poetry always flows so perfectly and conveys its message equally well.
Corinne
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4 posted 11-02-1999 12:31 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Scary, isn't it? I'm in the process of leaving a country area to an urban area after four years of peace...Don't know if I have it in me anymore...The noise, the crime, the worrying about your kids....

Nicely done!

Corinne
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5 posted 11-02-1999 12:41 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Very true. Well done!

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6 posted 11-02-1999 12:58 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Scary and sad, when you aren't safe in the old neighbourhood anymore. Great work

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7 posted 11-02-1999 07:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Krista, Ohme, Mike, Corinne, Watcher and Isis, thank you all for reading and commenting! I appreciate your input! What a different world this would be if WE made the decisions, huh?!

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Denise

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8 posted 11-03-1999 12:49 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

smooooooooooches Denise,

a good one!!

HA
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Well stated Denise!
Very profound......

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10 posted 11-03-1999 09:55 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I live on such a street... and it is scary... especially for the old folks who remember better days and now are trapped in a place where pizza shops won't even deliver. *S* Well done!
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11 posted 11-03-1999 11:03 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You have captured the change in this neighborhood so well. I admire your writing and your heart.
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12 posted 11-03-1999 11:33 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I know of so many streets such as these - You're so right - The best point, in my opinion, is that the bureaucrats build it, and then live elsewhere!
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13 posted 11-03-1999 07:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

H.A., Pepper, Suthern, Martie and Nan, thank you all so much for reading and commenting. I am most appreciative!

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Denise

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profound!
TexUS
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15 posted 01-01-2005 08:08 AM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

A sad and terrible reality.


I love to read those stories of people who are tired of this, and "take back" their neighborhood!


You wrote it well Denise, thanks.
 
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