A grand waterway, our inland sea
ice sheets nudging rolling waves glimpsed
fleetingly from the highway
lined by steep guardrailed cliffs
miles of private homes
and a small park.
Don’t miss it
the new ‘Village’.
It’s on Roadway Six,
that goes down to the lake,
to the old lakeside highway.
No sign of lake near your new home?
Stroll to the Six and look down the hill.
The Tuesday theme at dverse Poets Pub is Suburbia. On the way home today I decided to join two themes that baffle me. The first one is the inaccessibility of major rivers and lakes that are bordered by high speed roadways or taken over by private ownership. No wonder so many people don’t appreciate our beautiful waterways as they are blocked and concealed by private interests. The second theme is my sardonic disbelief every time I see this new housing development called ‘Lakeside Village’. These homes are in the general area of Lake Ontario, but are not lakeside as there is a major stretch of distance (with no sidewalk), a highway, and other private properties in between.