Turkey Creek Road - poem

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"TURKEY CREEK ROAD"
by- Patsy Jo Reed Sircy

TURKEY CREEK ROAD was my shortcut,
The miles passed by unspoiled PEACE,
I drove my small son there often,
In years gone by, my little niece;
The kids grew up and left me,
But all the memories will remain,
My Mother and my Nephew laughing,
Echoes mark the paths we came!
I have a map inside my mind,
A million little lines converge,
I can close my eyes and travel,
Just any time I feel the urge;
I went there with my Husband's Sister,
Thought we'd take a memory trip,
We stopped again at Shorty's Market,
Bought orange juice, and took a sip.
Opened a box of Salt Water Taffy,
Picked our flavors each would eat,
Allowed as how we'd see some horses,
Drive forever, no cars we'd meet;
We got our chips, and fixed a sandwich,
Relax and snack along the road,
Then we wheeled into my shortcut,
A SIGN MARKED WHERE THE BUSSES LOAD!
You see, the land now belongs to MICKEY,
DISNEY COMPANY bought my route,
Four high-rise HOTELS a marker,
Of the IMPROVEMENTS we've heard about;
The tram-stop took away my stable,
Not one armadillo wandered through,
Nobody seems to miss the SILENCE,
Too busy rushing, too much to do!
The RADIO STATION was really loud,
We passed the TOWER in my lot,
We stopped to watch them film a MOVIE,
SHOPPED and sorted things we got;
DISNEY VILLAGE, PLEASURE ISLAND,
Join the crowd and come along,
I HAVE LOST MY WORLD TO PROGRESS,
BUT I STILL HEAR THE CRICKET's SONG!

7/23/96

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