lost village

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Life stores

Submitted: August 19, 2017

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Lost Village 

What a beautiful place 

A walk in the sunshine 

A place on the beach

Where wildlife is free

A trail made of wood 

Over a marsh of of salt water 

Its hard to imagine 

This place is really here

At the edge of a city 

That swallows up land 

like a gull swallows a fish 

Yet this place is here

some spots remain untouched

By the builders hand

Just a vision of the past 

All of a sudden a wind begin to blow 

And a cloud covers the sun 

And winter is in the air 

Off in the distance a small town 

Once a fishing village 

Hung up the nets a long time ago 

Another small industry dies

At the hand of an ever changing world 

The silt has filled the harbor 

Boats are washed ashore 

Shadows of the past 

A broken mast swaying in the wind 

Tall sea grass blowing in the wind 

The imagination runs wild 

I think I hear the sound of a boat 

Returning from a catch 

Who knows maybe someday 

The grasses will be gone 

And the small village 

Will come back to life. The town of Alviso California 

David William Kidd

December 2016


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