Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Where's America?

I hope these babies have a world to live in. I hope they have a place to go, a land to walk on.

Cass Elliot
Hello Mark
After the couple bought the house and moved in the first thing they did was plow up the back yard garden and put in a tennis court.

A fellow down the street planted a modest cherry tree in his yard. Then someone from the neighborhood association came to tell him that their rules didn't allow trees in the front yards, so he dug it up and moved it to his small back yard. Then they complained about the dirt spot on his lawn, so he bought some grass. But it didn't grow very well.

In another place the developers came in, bull dozed down all the maple trees, put in a road, built a row of houses and called in Maple Lane.

Do you remember that beautiful meadow down by the lake, where the birds and insects and other critters used to fly and romp around, where the kids loved to play? Well it's now a golf course.

A couple bought a sea side cottage where they used to come and spend the summer together. But one year, when they got there, they found a four tier parking garage right next to their property.

They filled in the wetlands and built a shopping mall.

That charming book store on Main Street is gone. It got converted into an XXX rated adult book and video joint.

They closed the Post Office. It's now a fast food place. And the soft ball field where we used to play is now a used car lot and a few other things. A junk yard I think. The museum is still here, but it's always closed.

When the government decommissioned some of the natural parks the developers came in and set up look alike homes, with cul de sacs, (to help solve the housing shortage).

Another couple, having raised 4 kids, bought a big spread out west, where they could retire, take it easy, sit and look across their land at the meadows and the mountains in the distance. But they didn't know they didn't own what was under the land until the energy company arrived with trucks, back hoes, derricks and drills.

It was a beautiful mountain, a favorite place for hikers and climbers. Too bad they had to make a strip mine out of it.

I hear they're going to fill in that lake you live next to and build a prison.
What happened to America? Where did it go?

DB - Vagabond Journeys
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1 comment:

pacifica62 said...

I think that Joni Mitchell says it very well:
"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
Till it's gone"
Some people call it progress.