Growth is not Working Here by Don Matthews

A black and white image of a street in a marketplace crowded with pedestrians
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Plans were put in action

Expand our city yes

Build more roads, more houses

Small Los Angeles

Good for our city….

Now population’s grown

Suburbs stretch for miles

Powers that be want more to come

Improve our city’s style

Roads now packed with motor cars

Housing costs expensive

Price of power highest in world

Commuting time’s extensive

We should have been happy with what we had….


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s poetry often offers perspectives on the world and the way it’s changing – the goods the bads and the in betweens. Growth doesn’t always equate to prosperity. At times, it may even mean slipping into a state of stagnancy. The means to sustain must always remain greater than the needs that are to be satiated or else trouble is the most likely outcome.
    Congratulations Don!


    1. Thanks Terveen……

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    I agreed Don! The facade of a better life is an illusion.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Cassa. I’m happy with the way things are……


  3. byngnigel says:

    The price of progress, is loss. Loss of the past, familiarity, uniqueness.

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