My Home Town

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My Home Town

It saddens me when I go into town,

The shops boarded up, and the people are down

On their luck as the world changes quick

The old times were tough,  but the town’s  now been licked.

 

The end came soon after the railway was closed

The highway diverted, which no-one opposed.

But it did leave us sitting like a shag on a rock

Supposed to makes us safer, but that’s poppycock

 

Our heritage station became a museum

And vintage shops sprung up, man you should see em,

But Industry was rooted and factories were cuffed

The  money dried up, the town really was stuffed

 

And we knew it was bad, when the vintage shops left,

Centrelink is the number one employer, the town has been kept,

Coles still exists and the coppers still around

Well three days a week at least, the rest highway bound

 

The old times were tough, but now I shed a tear

ThInking of overflowing pubs, and the weekends of beer,

Out of the 7, two have stayed around

Pubs and churches, the sign of a thriving town.

 

A generation of Centrelink kids,

With not much hope, you wouldn’t stay here for quids.

But that just the state of the town that I knew

The town that I loved, the whole world  said adieu.

 

It saddens me when I go into town,

The shops boarded up, and the people are down

On their luck as the world changes quick

The old times were tough,  but the town’s  now been licked.

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Bryce Dawson
Bryce Dawsonhttps://towardsabetteryou.thinkandgrowbusiness.com.au/author/abtaubrycedawson/
Bryce Dawson is the non-deplume name for an Aussie Poet who has yet to reveal his full name to others. Born and raised on the lush fields of the New England Tablelands of Country NSW, we are privileged his shares his words with us.

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