Urban Sprawl

Riding backwards on the train —

Looking o’er the cityscape.

Seeing graffiti sprawled across the walls

And garbage spewed upon the ground.

Pollution clouds hang in the air

As I see abandoned houses everywhere.

Well we’ll plant flowers to hide the scars

And tow away the derelict cars.

We’ll tear down buildings or renovate

And chase away the vagabonds.

We’ll patrol the metro areas to ensure our false security.

And increase the parking rates.

But one question still remains:  Who will pay for all of this?

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About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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One Response to Urban Sprawl

  1. James says:

    Who will pay? Why our children, of course.

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