Little Town of Shine/ Poem by MwsR
Life stopped glowing in the little town of Shine, one day
It used to be a place where people stayed
Life there had stopped being special
I think it lost its meaning, it really is hard to tell.
There were no more special events
No special dances or nothing new to invent
This town had let go of all it could be
Let go of its hopes and all of what it could mean
It forgot it could shine
It got lost somewhere in time.
Life there would subtly change
Where flowers are just filters for feelings that feel strange.
No more special
No close circles
For it was not good enough.
Things that were easy ,suddenly got worse
This town of Shine lost its way
Many visitors passed through but none wanted to stay.
It was a terrible thing to behold
People that lived there seemed to leave it before they got old.
Stranger than fiction it was
Things that use to grow there now, never does.
Just a little speck of humanity was still around
There had been rumors that a speck of humanity wasn’t in this town.
A speck, what good was that in the town of Shine
I cannot answer that, for this town was not mine.
If you pass through or you want to come in
Look for the light that used to shine from within
Nothing much, I dare say you will find
For the whole town has turned so dull, almost blind.
Nothing to see if you even still could,
Not much gumption, even if they would.
I would hate to live where the town has lost its shine
Where things are more blahzay than they are sublime.
I just thought I would mention this town of Shine,
Pretty much nothing is left, nothing much to see
But if to it came someone who truly believed
It would gain its shine back again,
Then they could have their fairytale end.