The Vacant Lots of Darby

The vacant lots of Darby
Not a lot to see
Once they held our story
And our legacy

Some buildings lost to fire
And some were lost to greed
For some their time had simply come
Others had no need

Their presence just an eyesore
Their maintenance a chore
We simply called the backhoe in
And POOF, they are no more

The memories and promise
Of our shared history
Are remembered now on vacant lots
Not a lot to see.

                          John Haigis 6/7/14
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