Little Towns Die

I love to drive the back roads throughout this land

But there is one thing I notice time and time again


Every small town is full of the stores that are closed

There are no longer small stores to buy shoes and clothes


The bicycle shop and lunch counter are no longer there

Just empty buildings with broken glass everywhere


The new four lane highway was built around this small town

Then after this happened these small stores were left to drown


Kids no longer ride bikes Saturday downtown to the show

They have no reason to even go to town anymore you know


Everything is bought online or out at the new big box store

Walking on the towns crowded streets will happen no more


As I slowly drove around this deserted little town I wanted to cry

Because so much is lost when we let these little towns die


From My World To Yours,

Bob Baker

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