Bucks County PA vs. Orange County CA
One’s based on the good book, holding
Self evident only what is printed therein.
The other, even more conservative, appears to be
Based on money, with a twinge of ethnocentric
Politics stirred in. How did such pretty
Places twist and turn into such intolerance?
One’s full of trees, rambling rivers and
Sharp-edged mountains. The other’s blonde
With green canyons, dry earth held together
By occasional wide trees and a spider web of roads
So everyone is able to do anything they want,
Whenever they want. Instant poems and flimsy
Signs do battle against those set in their ways.
It’s often the young against their elders. An
Unthinkable battle in Asia, but here in the U-S-gray,
The battle between generations is a way of life
Almost as significant as male versus female. This
Culture, based on keeping up with and surpassing
The Jones’s, always leads to Buck County style
Bible study groups that justify all wealth, and
Cali country club chit chat that bemoans a new
Neighbor who buys a 3.1 million dollar home,
But who hails from Persia (you know, Iran). Oh my
There is room for revolution here, terrorists or no
Terrorists, war or no war, high times or depression!
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