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Everybody is Getting Out of Town


Population, getting out of town,
Population, got their running shoes,
Population, wondering which road to choose,
Everybody's getting out of town.

They all want to leave; they would if they could,
But right now the road's no good,
If you're not crying, you might as well laugh,
While you're trying to get out of town.

Power plant, glowing in the dark,
Nobody sure, what set the spark,
They say the island is sinking fast,
Everybody's getting out of town.

Population, looking for a sign,
Whose fault is it, living on the fault line?
Better do better if there IS a next time,
But for now, just get out of town.

Population, looking for something to eat,
Population, looking for what WAS the street,
If you leaving, all you got is your feet,
Good luck getting out of town.

Submitted: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Edited: Monday, July 01, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,188 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (1/17/2014 4:16:00 AM)

    Hi Richard, Everybody is Getting Out of Town is a nice poem. You are right that people started moving out of the town in South Tamil Nadu, especially Nagappattinam, Karaikal and adjacent coastal cities when Psunami occurred during 26th December,2004 in India. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tyra Rumo (1/4/2014 1:48:00 PM)

    my husband dan passed this along to me... loving the underlying message here... cant wait to navigate through the rest of your poetry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dan Rumo (1/4/2014 1:37:00 PM)

    You have gained a new fan in me..great content thanks for sharing your a master of the craft (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 378 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (1/4/2014 3:26:00 AM)

    Population popping every day
    The planet bursting all around
    Population the cause of our dismay
    And no real solution can yet be found

    Good poem Sir and I invite you to my page (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,931 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/4/2013 4:57:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem on our fear of future..I hope that this kind of situation will never occur! an interesting piece of work! well done! (Report) Reply

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