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I can't believe it USA!
by Kay P M- Devenish
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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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.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/11/2012
I've always has the greatest of respect for the US Postal Service. I still do. They are suffering greatly due to the lack of funds provided by first class postage which now is courriered by the internet. People moan about the USPS but when it is privatized look out! I think if they raised the rate on junk mail they'd solve two problem, get rid of a bunch of it, and gain some revenue. Patrick
Reviewed by D. Vegas 1/11/2012
Kay, It seems that we are losing a little of America
each day...Thanks for your caring poem!

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/10/2012
Wonderful poem, Kay, emotionally, intellectually, and I agree heartily!!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by John Domino 1/9/2012
Nice work Kay! If you ever went to Japan or some places in Europe the small shops are everywhere. It makes life fun and interesting. Somehow they manage to have big stores without destroying the small shops. Somehow it works because the goverment stays out of their business. If you don't tax the small guys out of business they can still be competitive. Amen!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/9/2012
OUR GOVERNMENT RUNS OUR POST OFFICE. OUR GOVERNMENT CAN'T RUN ANYTHING RIGHT. OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE SO MUCH MONEY IT IS A CRIME.
IF IT WASN'T FOR OUR TAXES THE US GOVERNMENT COULD NOT BE THE CROOKS THAT THEY ARE.
SO, ANYTHING OUR GOVERNMENT HAS IT'S HANDS ON WINDS UP BANKRUPT.
SMoooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH! LOVE YA KAY.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/9/2012
I recently saw the old movie, the postman, and it seemed rather strange. My brother's fiancé is a post mistress and recently changed her status to “carrier” so that she will not be cut.

Based on my sister and others in this country who want government out of our business, the post office is part of the creeping socialism taking over the country–isn't that strange?

Thanks for feeling bad about our country. We'll muddle through just fine, just like the old UK.

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 1/9/2012
unfortunately Kay, the small post offices are a thing of the past ... believe me, i know ... the landscape of our country is rapidly shifting and mot all for the better ...

soulfully penned ... nice work!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/9/2012
I totally agree, Kay! I'm much more into the small shops than the malls....the personal touch is wonderful....as for the postal service...I LOVE getting mail! Especially hand written letters.

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 1/9/2012
Oh, this is but one chink in the downgrading of America, Kay. I have lived long enough to know that this America of today isn't a pimple on what she used to be. What is most tragic if the blase way the American public is handling the drastic change. I blame the indoctrination of the school system that we are, first and foremost a bad country. It all stems from there.
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 1/9/2012
Hear..Hear.. I totally agree, and you're right about the pony express riders too, ok they didn't exist for more than a few months before the telegraph wire made them obsolete, but while they were delivering the mail they were truly a force to be reckoned with,
lovely poem Kay
from your Pommie Pal Steve
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/9/2012
Great idea, Kay, but I have seen some, even in my area, that are so small as to make them look like they NEVER get any business...one person could run the whole office...then again they are taking away some of the big ones too, it makes no sense to me either...ed



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