Treasure Island

Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Garden In Town


There was a small
Open space in town
Administration proposed
To build a shopping mall.

They said it will
Improve commerce
May bring some income
And may cut some taxes.

Some agreed to this
And some disagreed
Others proposed that
A garden be developed.

No unanimous decision
Could be reached
The proposals went
To a referendum.

People voted and
The result was close
They wanted the garden
To stroll and relax.

Wisdom of citizens
Gave gift of a garden
That provided the town
A means for good health.

Let all open spaces
Be turned into parks
Let fresh air blow and
Space be green to the eye.

Submitted: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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  • Shahzia Batool (3/19/2014 10:21:00 AM)

    I am glad that my humble words contributed substantially to add a rich conclusion to a meaningful poem, I am honored.
    Yes, all open spaces be turned into parks...thank you so much! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (3/16/2014 7:23:00 AM)

    Garden in town! ! ! though you have written in past narration but i feel it as you have shared your desire of making more gardens in every town...as we are away from nature, and we need to refresh our bond with nature! a good poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/15/2014 6:12:00 PM)

    There are enough shops, but not enough gardens, so this was a very good choice. Good one Tirupathi. (Report) Reply

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