Leaving America Behind - An Original Poem by S


So many people want to forget about the past

How can they learn?

No wonder nothing good can last

Towns die

The people cry

The privileged turn a blind eye

After all

It's all about what you sell and buy

Corporate America

Jobs dwindle

Businesses fold

But all the better

To feed the wallet

Of these profiteering trolls

Wandering around

With pockets full of the souls

Of the towns and lives they stripped bare

But why should they care?

As they travel everywhere

Leaving behind one town

That looks the same as the last

That now has no meaning

And no past

Leaving behind an America

That's dying fast

- S.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great poem and I look forward to so many more by you.

Take care and enjoy your day.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Yes, the past is part of us and if we disown our roots we lose our foundations. That is difficult to replace. I enjoyed your poem.

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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thanks again, Eddy, I enjoy your poetry, too. I always look forward to your input. You enjoy your day, too!

- S.

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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Blossom, I'm so glad you understand the meaning behind this one. That means a lot to me, thank you!

- S.

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