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The New Wisconsin

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The New Wisconsin

I'm going to write a few words, about this state that has gone wrong. Where we used to hunt, every morning at the crack of dawn. Same time we go fishing, as the season came along. We have plenty of football fans, most of them are true. The baseball fans we have are pretty loyal too. But the farmers just keep on, always getting screwed. So now their is nothing, left for them to do. The tax man keeps right on, beating on the door. Saying "Come on sell me your land, I think I need some more!" They no longer now have one job, instead they now need two. This definitely isn't the cheese state, that I once knew. All these new subdivisions, are popping up everywhere? What once was nice farm land, now sits empty and bare. No one can afford, to build any houses there? But there's that old tax man, who just doesn't care. People selling their homes, everywhere you go. They work their whole lives, with nothing left to show. What happened to the simple life? No one really knows? This is the new Wisconsin, and that's the way that life goes.
Someone who cares 10-16-13

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 1:31:00 AM

    Great impact poem here, Dan. Thank you for stopping by. I hope all's well! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:57:00 PM

    Wow. Excellent poem. Very sad though. When I was in Navy school in Great Lakes, in 1958, most of us went to Chicago, but I loved Millwakie (I know that's misspelled). I met a German girl there (Arla Breck). She showed me how to polka, by the live music of Bill Haley, and the Comets, at the veterans hall. Her dad was a mink farmer: raised them for their fur.

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 1:00:00 AM

    This is great , and what you say about building new homes , they sit there ? why ? we have become something different.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 10:36:00 PM

    Danny; I didn't know that you were from Wisconsin. I have been there. My sister lives in Milwuakee. I used to go to Holy Hill a lot. I enjoyed this very much. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 8:24:00 AM

    Oh Dan you echo the sentiment of so many,,, i have lived in three counties, uk nz and australia,, it is the same all over, no matter what or where, there is a world order behind all this, just got to be, problem is the younger generation through subtle education, seem oblivious to the fact... glad i'm an old bugger, i will not miss any of this crap, Dan,,, thanks your wonderful poem got me going,

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:48:00 PM

    how we can lose patrimony by building new structures is so welll portrated here, dan.... a most timely, wonderful reminder.. grreeat work!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:03:00 PM

    Very grim picture of the Wisconsin. I have just thro' Wisconsin once on 2003, Dan

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:41:00 PM

    Dan, this poem expresses sadly what places are transforming too. Why can't they leave well enough alone and let beauty rest where it was supposed to rest. Nice one Dan!! Big hugs, Gail

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:10:00 PM

    This is a good one, my ex girlfriend would like this. She is born and bread in WI. I've been there myself some years ago as a kid when I lived in MN. I think this is happening in many states across the US, big businesses pushing the common man aside-not a good thing!

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:26:00 PM

    - Power Play ..... - Those at the top of the ladder get always the reddest apples .... They will also have those who have fallen on the ground. - Greed and injustice ..... more .... more .... more ... - Very good theme Dan and well written! - Hope all is well with you !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise f.e.f.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 10/16/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Someone who cares !!!! :)