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    Country Store

    by David Knape
    Alice and Alvin
    had a store
    weren't self-serve
    just served the poor

    But by God
    it ain't no more
    the A & A
    done closed its door

    The country store
    had its heyday
    but like the farms
    it went away

    Alice and Alvin
    moved into town
    and the country store
    it got torn down

    Nuthin's like
    it was before
    nobody wants
    to farm no more

    Then Walmart's
    opened up next door
    and there ain't no place
    for a country store.



    © d.knape

    October 15, 2012
    Engle Texas country store
    1970s Photo Courtesy TxDoT

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