The school bond was defeated

The school bond was defeated
By two to one they say
I think there were several reasons
One being more taxes we’d have to pay

There are so many youngsters
Whose parents own no home
Tenants pay no property tax
Homeowners face this tax alone

I’ve heard it said out on the street
I’ve heard it said around
Many regret the location
With both schools on one plot of ground

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Proximity can breed contempt
Having little kids exposed to big
Can lead to much regret

Childhood is so tenuous
Grows shorter year by year
The middle years are precious years
Where visions become clear

But cosseted near the senior school
Where visions become more blurred
The voters said “No” to this
I hope the board has heard
7/8/99

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