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Reminiscence - Corners

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Reminiscence - Corners

Corners, 
Used to be
Places to cross, 
To turn
To meet and greet a friend
And chat in friendly conversations.
Corners, 
For Bee Bop Singing and
For small neighborhood grocery stores
And where some intersected and movie stars
Are discovered.
Corners, 
For lamp post that children watched with care
To be home before the lamp post lamp came on
And where Frank Sinatra leaned and sang
'In The Wee Small Hours.'
Corners
Where strange street names were posted, 
In large pring, to prevent anyone from getting
Too lost.
Now corners are gathering places for
Forlorn lost men, 
Young and old, 
To boast of yesterday
And lie about tomorrow.
Corners, 
Places to escape from the mad rush, 
Where you can get to nowhere fast, 
Under an unfriendly 'Do No Loiter Sign.'

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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:13:00 AM
    Cynthia - Young and old, To boast of yesterday And lie about tomorrow. love that. Oh the days when things seemed simple and slow and maybe when poverty was less obvious and you could stay in one neighborhood to avoid the sad reality.

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 10:42:00 AM
    Or two people standing on a corner texting each other instead of talking, great write Cythnia, blessings Carl