My Town

All my life I’ve lived in a town
Where stop means go
And up means down,

Where happy means sad
And black means white,
Where good means bad
And wrong means right,

Where night means day
And yes means no,
Where work means play
And fast means slow,

Where yesterday means tomorrow
And midnight means noon,
Where give means borrow
And later means soon,

Where lost means found
And water means ice,
Where square means round
And mean means nice.

So, if you ever visit
You’d better learn our ways,
Cuz if you ever try to leave
It means you’ll have to stay.

My Town

From Poem Man




About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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22 Responses to My Town

  1. The problem, of course, is not a problem because if I say I like it it means I don’t like it and it doesn’t stop there … the existential experience of personality overlay whereby one likes what one can do without and vice versa – why we strive toward absolutes

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  2. ilyasstory says:

    I feel like we live in the same town. Awesome!

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  3. ryantlabee says:

    love this. really great.

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  4. Thank You for letting me find you!

    But moreover, thank you for the smile evoked!


  5. InfiniteZip says:

    Smiling and love this whimsical piece or do I hate it…I’m confused :) haha

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  6. Rob McShane says:

    Do I mean it when I like it? Do I like it when I mean it?
    Ah! Would we were all so transparent then we wouldn’t have to guess
    At other people’s meanings and sort out all the mess!
    Yet where would be the wonder in that?
    Love this piece Kurt! Who said opposites attract? Well – very well attracted mate! :)

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  7. smithaw50 says:

    Brings to mind Shel Silverstein.

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  8. leej08 says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    If this was titled “My Church”. “My Modern Day Church” or something like that, it would make just as much sense.


  9. LOL, that was really good! Thanks, I loved it. We live in the same town, don’t we?

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