Kids would play out in the street.
The new family would move into the neighborhood,
Some with moving trucks some without..
Some with kids , some without..
Some talked some did not..
The neighborhood was filling up..
I could see lights from their kitchen windows in the evening from families getting ready to eat.
I could smell the bbq's on the weekends.
The Neighborhood was filling up and kids would play in the streets ..
Mom's and Dads would walk their dogs in the evening glow of night..
Now the families have gone away..
Some snuck out in the middle of night, and some stayed.
Some fought hard to sell their home,and some did not..
Others bought somewhere else and let the other one go..
Now my street is empty again, there are no kids around to play..
Some snuck out in the middle of the night, some fought hard but lost the fight..
Some fought hard and were able to stay.
In the morning light I can see the new family moving in..
They have no idea of what has happened here..
They got a good deal and that is all that they care about.
Now it is there turn to live the American Dream.
Now the street is filling in again, you can see more kids in the streets again..
Not the same but it is getting better..
Hope it lasts longer this time, I like the sounds of families in the streets..
The sounds of Moms and Dads and kids getting ready to eat.
How great to smell the bbq's in the air, how great to see the kids back on the street and the Mom's and Dad's taking their dogs out for a treat.