This Is Why We Need National Parks
All-day parking, throngs in the streets,
Premium views at Embassy Suites.
Buffet dinners revolve in the sky:
Prime rib, green beans, three kinds of pie.
Wax museums and Ferris wheels,
IMAX movies make children squeal.
Margaritavilles and Hard Rock Cafés,
Neil Sedaka sings stale cabaret.
Souvenir glasses, t-shirts, and hats;
Haunted houses with fake plastic bats.
Blackjack tables and slot machines,
Orange Julius and Dairy Queens.
Pizza Pizza, Lazer Tag, tattoos, and booze,
Ten super water slides from which to choose.
Tacky attractions and nature’s awe:
Spend your money in Niagara Falls!
“This Is Why We Need National Parks” | Poems by Massey
August 27, 2013 by Peter Galen Massey