Cracking Paint And Rusted Hinges

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Cracking paint and rusted hinges
Are all that stand today
In between two wooden bridges
The heartbeat slipped away

Used to hear the sound of laughter
Children playing in the sun
Seems like no one thought it mattered
What their hometown would become

And I can’t say I got a reason
Reason why I stuck around
Lots of times I feel like leavin’
But my feet won’t walk me out

Only sound here is the engine
The only footprints left are mine
Cracking paint and rusted hinges
And that’s the bottom line

 - March 2021 -                                                                                                                           #449