You walk into an empty town.
A town in once were a city thrived.
A booming metropolis.
Some called it a Utopian society.
Gone, Abandoned, And Forgotten.
A lonely skyscraper looms over the whole city,
towering over all.
It once held business men and women.
Now fading away into the gray gloomy, sky.
Broken glass, shattered dreams.
You go past a corner store.
Once a store that people used to buy their necessities
Also gone and forgotten.
The windows boarded up and the door locked.
As you continue on your walk through the abandoned city,
A park becomes visible,
It has a playground where Children once played.
A swing set, a sandbox, a Jungle Gym,
There are no more children to enjoy their fun,
They are all rusted and broken,
There's sand still in the sandbox.
You continue with your journey,
You stop to fix your shoe and notice,
The sidewalk is cracked and has weeds growing out of it.
No one around to take care of it anymore,
You come to a pool, a pool where families gathered,
To cool off on hot summer days,
All cracked and decrepit,
The water as green as a swamp,
You look up at the trees,
They are taking over the park,
Soon it will be a forest filled with life,
You exit the park on a different side of town,
A suburb the once held families,
The houses are falling over,
The roofs are caving in,
You venture into one of the houses,
Inside you find furniture, still intact
A TV in the living room,
You go up stairs into a room,
A child's room,
On the ground a forgotten Teddy Bear,
You pick it up and begin to cry,
You go over to the window with the bear in your arms,
You see a school,
A school where children once learned,
It has a playground where children once played,
You exit the house and take a look around,
The sun is starting to set,
You see the sun is setting behind a church,
A church where people used to go every Sunday, to profess their faith,
Where Children went to Sunday school,
It's getting late,
You decide to leave,
You see a lost dog,
It comes over to you looking for food,
It's nothing but skin and bones,
You're the first human it's seen in a while,
It reminds you that the people were here not too long ago,
You decide to take the dog home to feed and take care of it,
It's now time to say goodbye to the city,
The city where people once lived and prospered,
What happened to the people?
No one will ever know
It's almost as if they disappeared without a trace,
You leave the city with your new friend,
But you stop and turn to look at the city one last time,
You wave good bye to the city,
The abandoned city.