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St. Augustine's Arches
Progress

Progress

A Poem by Dave Brown

A small cabin on a quiet street

A country garden, prim and neat

Tall trees which frame this retreat

DEMOLISHED FOR A CONDO

 

A quiet country road wandering

Alongside a burbling stream

Where deer and fawn are often seen

RIPPED UP FOR A FREEWAY

 

A quiet country corner store

With a pretty pink front door

Where folks have met for evermore

FLATTENED FOR A SHOPPING MALL

 

A deep valley which nature blessed

With bees that buzz and birds that nest

A million trees that have stood the test

HACKED DOWN FOR A SUBDIVISION

 

That which was and is no more

A stand of trees, a country store

That which used to mark our core

RAPED FOR PROGRESS

 

If it ain’t a parkinlot

It ain’t paradise

The following lyrics do a much better job
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They took all the trees
And put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem 'em
No no no
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Hey farmer farmer
Put away the DDT
I don't care about spots on my apples
Leave me the birds and the bees
Please!
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Hey, now they paved paradise
To put up a parking lot
Why not?

© 2019 Dave Brown


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Dave Brown
Dave Brown

gabriola island, BC - British Columbia, Canada



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