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    Japonica

    by David Knape

    If you're huntin' for Japonica
    (it is a place in fact),
    it's like lookin for a needle
    in the proverbial haystack

    Ya see its just a spot in the road
    that never made the map,
    you can fly right past it
    then haveta circle back

    When you drive up to it
    you still ain't sure it's found,
    'cause it's just a country cemetery
    and not really a town

    Though your expectations were
    something much more than this,
    finding ole Japonica
    is still well worth the trip

    So quit the car and get on foot
    and take a walk around,
    the stories tole upon these stones
    make this a hallowed ground

    Onc't your done you'll realize
    you'll have to change your mind,
    Japonica's the perfect place
    to pass a little time.


    © d.knape

    September 21, 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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