Restoring a City

Life in the city was hard but it was OK,
then it was transformed in a wonderful way.
It all came about by a divine request,
someone prayed for God’s forgiveness.
A few said separation of church and state,
but many still changed because God is Great!
Then some argued forget kindness, educate,
we’ve blood and airborne diseases to debate.
Yet travelers there, were now asked to pray,
for those less fortunate they saw that day.
Patiently waiting instead of honking a horn,
drivers now tried to make it their norm.
On public transit -bus, trolly or train,
people offered up their seat once again.
Courtesy, kindness, politeness, and more,
had all taken hold as had never before.
The streets got cleaner, the buildings too,
even the skyrises were painted like new.
Genuine kind greetings now came cheerfully,
and the city became a great place to be.

Did you like that poem? If so, try reading more of this author’s works. He co-authored the book “College By Twelve” and there you can read how he and his wife raised their first four children to start college by the age of 12. Just go to

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