Here I am a stranger
I shouldn't say a word
but I love you all so much
and there's something bad I've heard
and I have to let you know I feel so sad
to learn the COUNTRY 'postie' in your land
has it so bad.
And I'm sorry that I'm stickin' my nose in
but I'd like those old time post offices to win.
Losing them would be like giving in.
Isn't there a place for all the things that made you great
sweeping all the old things out is something I just hate
wont you miss the little courtesies that they have given?
Does progress mean that small town ways
are blotted from life's vision?
Does every place need to be streaming with technology?
Isn't there a place left in the world for simple ways?
I hope The U.S post office stays.
The little grocery shops have disappeared
gigantic malls are now stampedes to be feared
and finding salesfolk to get an answer from
is something we can't ever count on.
The customer is always right that's what they used to say
but now the customer is just someone in their way
nowdays we all have to serve ourself
well...if that is progress then I'm a Santa's Elf !
Uncle Sam they need a hand
their reaching for your touch
the little stores with closing doors
are needing 'Sam' so much
and looking on I see the struggle of
a grassroots fundamental right that small town people love.
And I don't believe it's happening in 'the good old USA'
I guess the hail and sleet and snow finally had it's day
and sorry but I don't think that's okay...
The old post offices all deserve to stay.
I just hope the people rally 'round
the history they stand for should never be knocked down.
Sorry ...but this news brought me a frown.
I'm writing for the US Post
none other endured more or most.
Its foundation is of the purest toughest grit...
my hope is that its people will try to save it.
I heard about your famous Pony Express
your land was formed from those who were the very best
what would they say to find it was for naught?
Their sweat and blood and battles were fought
for generations such as yours,their hearts would be wrought
with pain to know the U.S.Post may never be the same.
I feel the smaller towns will lose so much
and this cause is why I'm writing as such.
Though I am not kindred to your land
I am witness from afar to something really Grand
and Grand they truly are...
renowned all around this Earth.
(The POST of International worth.)
I saw it on the news and I almost wept
for I know there are some things that SHOULD be kept.