Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Centralville"...

These abandoned houses
Once were castles men were proud of
Broken windows face in silence
A town that knows no love
An old man lights a cigarette and reconstructs the war with Japan
In 1945 his ship sailed home and he never sailed again

See these abandoned people
Searching through those empty boxes
Broken face windows in silence
No one seems to care or notice
Run the risk of sharing their lovelessness for lending them a hand
The old man looks ahead and shuffles by crushing his cigarette in the sand

2 comments:

  1. No photographs needed. I've seen that place. Maybe not the same geographic place, but still.

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    1. Centralville is a section of Lowell, Massachusetts. I lived there for a year and a half. Came up with this a year or so after moving to a better part of Lowell. Twenty plus years later, the lyrics hold up well enough...

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