This is me. These are my thoughts and ideas and this is my life. I would like to write a book that someone besides myself would want to read. I dream of a better tomorrow, not just for myself but for our country and our world. I love animals and nature and people sometimes scare me even though I will throw myself between a dog I don't know and my own dog. If you follow me hopefully I will make it a habit to write and you will learn more as we go, and hopefully I will too.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Urban Renewal (DRAFT)
The old buildings disappeared,
for want of something new,
Throwing away the old brick and stone,
The race to forget the old ways,
to shed histories and to begin anew with better technology and materials
was the all-important goal.
Now there is a city, best forgotten by the way it looks and feels.
Concrete vaults that house offices,
sprawling empty malls and
cratered parking lots.
Gone is the character,
the individuality of the buildings,
only available in washed out, grainy photos of which we stare longingly---