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Once upon A tTme

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Once upon A tTme

Once Upon a Time 

The small river and the tiny lake we used to swim 
had muddy looking water, ugly fish and a crocodile
which ate a goat with a bell that continued to toll? 
In the beasts stomach, and warned us when it was 
time to get out of the water.  
Gypsy children bathed here while their mothers
washed and watched by the shore.
Then the small river and the tiny lake was bought 
by a consortium, a tall fence erected and work 
began to make the place into a rural, nature park.
Where the river ends, a cascade falls in to the lake
and the water is clean and clear, the bottom of 
the lake is cemented and painted blue. Of course 
there is an entrance fee to this Paradise, a café that 
sells coffee, hot dogs, and ice cold beer. 
Gypsy children are not welcome here- not many 
places else- they have to find another muddy river
and a lake, not yet sold, to the highest bidder, in our 
blessed, divisive democracy.  

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Don't mention the whole bell thing to Captain Hook. The gypsies might be called environmental waste. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/24/2013 4:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes dear and arrested
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Very nice powerful piece, the message reads forcefully yet the piece retains its beauty through your writing skills.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/24/2013 4:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Jeremy
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Very nice piece enjoyed. Not many nice places left that have not been sold off yet.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/24/2013 4:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Matthew
    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/22/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Matthew