Casey’s General Store – C.D. Anders (The Unnecessary Blog)

Small towns can thrive,

survive even,

people can be people

and move on, recognize, realize,

but some towns are ghost towns

with living relics routinely walking

to the one store ’round

for miles,

big white letters and reddish

store front beckoning

those off the highway

and those

coming ’round

to hear the tales

of a world that just might


where others come to squash

those fabled rumors


it just might exist anyway,

not a convenient pipe dream

or generalizations of the gates of hell

but a world beyond

the city limits

where there is a clear distinction

between values, value, choices,

even convenience,

a place

that just might


What’s that?

That was said already?

For the record: I like Casey’s and I do not hate small towns. I was raised in a town of 800 people and one Casey’s General Store (but that’s a whole other story.) This poem is probably a metaphor or something like that 😉

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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