Lost Horizon

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Lost Horizon

Many a day have I spent sitting still
Upon a park bench
Looking up at this hill
Where an army of truck drivers
Built a landfill
On top of an island we played upon
Till
A political office decided to kill
Something perfect
And purely environmental

I sit here and wonder
If someday I'll be
Like the island this new generation can't see
Buried under a graveyard of bureaucracy
Because too much garbage was dumped upon me
By a government staging a black comedy
No longer inspired to write poetry

John Christopher©2004

 

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If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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