Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Garden In Town - Poem by Tirupathi Chandrupatla

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.

Comments about Garden In Town by Tirupathi Chandrupatla

  • Veteran Poet - 1,276 Points 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

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  • Gold Star - 8,357 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/16/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    Based on Shahzia Batool's comment I added the last stanza. Many thanks for the comments. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,276 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 4,021 Points 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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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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