Justin Gildow

Veteran Poet - 1,300 Points (3-26-81 / Washington, PA)

In This Town - Poem by Justin Gildow

Walking through this dead end town with you
Holding hands as we walk along
You and I are seeking a special kind of truth
You and I are worried about the future
And we both wonder what will happen in this
town tomorrow
And the many days that will follow
We both wonder about the state of being in
America
But most importantly
We wonder the most about us

In this town
The hardware store is gone
The landmark restaurant is abandoned
The playground is deserted
The library is no longer here

In this town
We continue to walk along the sidewalk
As we head toward our special place

In our special place
We're hidden away from the fate of America
We're hidden away from the direness of
this town
In a tree
A bird chirps along
Singing its song
Making a wonderful sound

We look up at the sky
Completely gray and cloudy
And then turn and face each other
Love and despair trip over one another
Within ourselves

We're a couple
And we both feel that we're ordinary
But we both feel as if we've made our mark
In this town

We gently embrace
And then gently touch each other's face
We both know that things in this town
aren't going well
We can even hear the ringing of this town's
bell

Leaning in together
We share a kiss
A kiss of love
A kiss of hope
In this town


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 11, 2010



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