In This Town Poem by Barney Rooney

In This Town

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in this town
it is not the common way to meet the eye
of even an almost brushing passer-by
in this town
it's rare to chance a glance to greet
even if caught in an empty morning street
in my town
a passer- by would wonder why
if you didn't try to catch their eye
in my town
who bears the sorrow brings the joy
we know the man for we knew the boy
in my town
we like to know the ifs and buts
are you of them or one of us
for we know
that the meeting of eyes means
the truth can see and the soul be seen
how else but
fix the eye to test the trust
but will it always be thus
in my town

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: community
Kim Barney 04 March 2021

And that's just the way it should be!

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Yiyan Han 30 October 2020

No home like your hometown. Well penned

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Anil Kumar Panda 04 June 2020

So beautifully written poem on your town. There are different people with different attitudes. You have made a simple matter so interesting. Thanks for sharing

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 05 March 2020

An interesting poem on your town, it seems like everyone knows each other since childhood. Kudos for a super poem! Pls Pleez do read and review my newest poem too, maybe you will enjoy it, titled, " pink mania inking"

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Darwin Henry Beuning 03 January 2020

Barney, A nice poem to start the New Year! ! This summer I will be visiting my hometown, looking forward to walking familiar streets. Only a few of my classmates are left, but, we will gather for wine and song..

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