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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