Neighbors

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    Neighbors

    I thought you all were better than you were
    I had that rosy tint thing going it turns out
    Not the summer lit reality I once thought I saw
    When I walked along the streets
    and saw you mowing your grass
    Or dutifully stringing the lights at Christmas
    Or picnicking in the park with the grandkids
    In the late spring or early autumn when it’s not too hot or cold
    And they can splash around in the lake
    and entertain themselves

    It turns out you guys are bullies after all
    The kind I thought I’d left behind in grade school
    Exclusive, fond of power, salt and pepper thugs
    if truth be told
    Congratulating yourselves as you preserve the status quo.
    I thought we’d grown some roots at last.
    Found a place to settle in for the long winter.
    Instead we found another piece of plain old Earth
    In a place that sorta looked like heaven once.

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    rsalassi commented on Neighbors

    12-08-2010

    The true beauty of this is how easily you show the reader (the old reader) both sides of himself:as he is now and as he once was himself confrontiing granddad. I really like this.

    Kanicki commented on Neighbors

    12-07-2010

    Oh I really loved this one; it speaks volumns, surely this write will resonate with many. yes if there is no unity within a community there goes the neighborhood hence the neighborly love. Great Write!

    Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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