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Bother Retail

Otay River Valley Ponds

by sloanranger


It’s really quite a bother, how they say they have big plans –

and those erstwhile city fathers give to retail – public lands.


It seems a dreadful shame; those vistas could be lost,

and the view is not the only thing, ‘development’ would cost.


There’s clean air and lovely sunsets, clean water in the bay –

not to mention the cool breezes, that we need on those hot days.


I’m just a simple person, and when I see those lovely views,

I wonder who decides why they … should be for just a few.



Vicky Sloan@sloanranger began writing seriously a few years ago after returning to school and her writing began winning contests. Writing, short stories, verse, essays and a novella, she now focuses her efforts on submissions and locating a Literary Agent. You can find more of her work by googling: She is also on Twitter as: Sloan Ranger/#sloanrangerWP.

5 Responses to Bother Retail

  1. Bruce Lietze February 7, 2016 at 4:27 AM #

    Well Said SloanRanger. You hit a bulls-eye with this one. Not just a well crafted poem but an important social issue.

  2. Stripey February 7, 2016 at 10:04 AM #

    A well written poem, nature seems to be less important now.

  3. glynhockey February 7, 2016 at 4:39 PM #

    It is a shame when commerce clashes with nature.

  4. LouAnn Rice February 8, 2016 at 12:32 PM #

    I agree with you on the point of your well written poem, VL Sloan. :))

  5. sloanranger February 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM #

    Thank you, Bruce for your cogent comment, and for visiting.

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