Face bashed
teeth smashed
truth takes a tumble too
in Elyria

Mayor Bill Grace says
the closing of Wal Mart
near the Midway Mall
should not be seen
as a sign the area is failing

This on the heels of the closing of
Michael’s near the Midway Mall
Friday’s and Bennigan’s
next to the Midway Mall
a couple of buffets
a steakhouse
Fazoli’s
El  Jarabe bar and grill
J.B. Robinson
Dillard’s
Steve and Barry’s
Buddy’s Carpets
Borders Express
Circuit City
T.J. Maxx
Pizza Hut
and even McDonald’s
by or in the Midway Mall.

I could go on
and so
I suspect
will the closings

I don’t want to foot the Bill
but it seems obvious
this battle of Midway is lost
and hell
Mayor full of Grace
I think you’re full
of something else

          — John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis,
                    inspired by an article in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

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