Living in a Gated Community

Living in a Gated Community

 

By Elton Camp



To live in a gated community was Joe’s ambition

Where outsiders could enter only with permission



And ultimately, this goal he managed to achieve

Life in such a place had perks so hard to believe



The gate was carefully manned both day and night

It provided a level of security that was out of sight



From the time the community’s operation did begin

Not one single intruder had ever made his way in



The strong gate was by no means the only feature

By which the place stopped any undesirable creature



A metal fence the whole community surrounded

Any unauthorized passage it effectively confounded



To the residents, for free, even utilities were supplied

All those provision made it a low-cost place to reside



Pesky salesmen could no longer come to Joe’s door

His visitors were those who had been approved before



People who pass by never expect to live there

However, they will often slow down and stare



“My old boss lives there & does not a lick of work.

All the cooking and cleaning is done for that jerk.”



There is grumbling from people who think it unfair

That those people don’t work but haven’t a care



“That’s a place with many an economic parasite.

For them to live in such conditions just isn’t right.”



Twenty years the judge said that Joe must stay

So, at his age, he’s not likely ever to get away

State prison has become his permanent address

But it is a true gated community nonetheless


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Joe achieved his dream of moving into a gated community.
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