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Sea Isle City, NJ is NO longer Sea Isle City, NJ...
by Ed Matlack
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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At least it is NOT the Sea Isle City I remember...


 

Our doors did not need a lock,

As kids we ranged 93 blocks,

Never did we worry about clocks,

As kids the town was one big family,

We had our own boats,

And swam off varied docks...

 

We went to school in our little town,

Now the kids are to other towns bound,

No longer is there to be a Sea Isle City school,

The town may be a thriving place,

But personally I feel it is being run into the ground...

 

Bars, drunks & group rentals,

Making the almighty dollar is the towns fundamental,

To see how my hometown has grown,

Does only for me cause pain,

It really is to & for all such a sinful shame...

 

(C) em...5/6/12

Sea Isle City, NJ
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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/19/2012
You need to set up a hot dog stand and milk the tourists. cuz p
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/8/2012
Yeah! It's sad when the only thing that matters is money...at the sacrifice of everything else....it's easy to feel the sadness in your heart, Ed..

Anna
Reviewed by jude forese 5/8/2012
at least you still have the memories and photo to recapture its elegance and good times ...
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/7/2012
And time moves on leaving only sweet memories of better days now gone.
Reviewed by Richard King 5/7/2012
The wheels of progress have crushed many-a-memory, it’s not a new phenomenon, but poems and photos help us keep the memories alive a little longer.

Dick
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/7/2012
The tourists won't come no more, once all the charm has been lost, bless ya!
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/7/2012
Like this, like the photo, cool.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/6/2012
ED ... LOCAL YOKELS AGIN TOURISTS ... SOP NOW!
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/6/2012
I KNOW THIS IS NO COMFORT, BUT...AT LEAST YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED, ED AND THERE HAS GOT TO BE A FEW OTHERS WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU DO. THEY STILL HOLD THE THINGS THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT DEAR AND THEY MISS THEM AND ARE SORRY FOR THEIR LOSS, TOO. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/6/2012
They call it progress… Sometimes it's pretty retrograde. At least you live to see it all and can remember how it used to be. I have memories like that, but I don't live there anymore.

Ron
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/6/2012
I understand and agree completely! Too many of the familiar hometowns
have met this fate. They live on only in our memories and pictures.

Jane
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/6/2012
A typical story for many small towns who discovered a peculiar new breed . . . tourists . . . spend lotsa moola and therein the town its residents knew began to disappear.
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