I love how this piece poignantly addresses tragedy, irony, progress, respect, disrespect, growth, change, forgotten forebearers (and more)...Liz, you certainly know how to handle a subject with graceful magnitude. Thank you.
(you know, I kept thinking of John Prine's "Paradise" while reading this, which is a hometown near my own.)
Floating gently on a cloud....
You paint a melancholy picture with your words...the hope in the beginning and then the downhill trend. I too pray that God blesses your hometown and allows it to fulfill the potential you express in this poem. Lovely poem.
Love and hugs, Lizzie
PS I think this is my 1000th post!! Gee, seems like yesterday I found this haven...how time flies when pleasure is found! I love all of you in Passions!!
"Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
There's just some thing's that go together and this is one is one that goes with the other so...
Much Prayers & Love, Dale
If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)