The Family Farm

The family farm is becoming a thing of the past, A tradition for centuries, they are dying fast. Small farms are gobbled up by larger ones, Conglomerates take the rest, and soon there are none. With tractors selling for a quarter of a million dollars and more, Small farmers...

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Office Space

Phones ringing, files sorted, orders being given, For many of us, the office is where we did a whole lot of living. But, when the office closes and no longer serves a purpose, It’s as sad as the closing day of a Three-Ring-Circus. All that’s left are memories of...

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No key pads

No key pads, thumbprints, retina scanners, or voice-activated lock. Solid Oak doors, brass knobs and keys, the pass code was “knock, knock, knock.” Before our offices became so secure and our air had to pass a security scan, We worked together side by side and could trust our fellow...

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Gary Indiana

Gary Indiana, once the mecca of industry and manufacturing, And hometown to Janet, Latoya, The Jackson Five, and Michael the King. One of the first cities in America to experience the pain of urban decay. As world markets grew, the jobs in Gary, started moving away. Some industries managed...

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Hastening their decay

Grass growing in sidewalk cracks, hastening their decay. A fenced-in church yard overgrown, where children used to play. You can almost hear the choir singing, “Rock of ages cleft for me.” Yet these walls are silent, the doors are locked, each seat is empty. The neighborhood church used to...

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Computer Components

Bulky Computer Components litter an old work space. Technology changing so fast, it’s impossible to keep the pace. They say the first computer took up 18,000 square feet. It took three years to build, and less time to be obsolete. What’s fast enough and smart enough to work and...

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Blast Furnace

A Blast Furnace could produce enough heat to extract iron from raw ore. Then that iron was shipped to cities from shore to shore. The process was tough work, the workers had to be tougher. The men and women of the steel mills needed to be rougher. They fought...

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Abandon Prison

Bars and walls dark and dim, Imagine the lives that were housed within. Now empty, now unusable, Barron, wasted, and inexcusable. Like the “scorched earth” policies in times of war. This property will be used no more. No hotel; no rooms with views. Nothing to win and everything to...

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A Downtown Hotel

A downtown hotel; within steps of your destination, What could possibly be your “little” hesitation. When a room was what you needed, a room was what you got, No fancy swimming pools, or restaurants that cost a lot! But now travelers seem to need a whole lot more, Business...

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Home Gary Indiana

Gary Indiana, once the mecca of industry and manufacturing, And hometown to Janet, Latoya, The Jackson Five, and Michael the King. One of the first cities in America to experience the pain of urban decay. As world markets grew, the jobs in Gary, started moving away. Some industries managed...

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