1. Made In Town


The feeling of showing love
Is upon us once again        
I want to find something nice
For my family and friends
Instead of searching for those things
Made halfway around the world
Something close from the local folks
Might thrill them even more
I’m looking around for something
Made right here in town
They say it’s kind of slow right now, but
Things will come around
Found a shiny stone from Sierra Leone
A trumpet from Taiwan
A sculpture from another culture, and
Running shoes out of Vietnam    
Sauvignon blanc made in south of France
And a space rock from beyond
And something I cannot describe from
Up the river Amazon
Drove my Asian car to the nearest farm
And asked them what was best
They said I was in luck today
Because everything was fresh
Here was mangos up from Mexico
Nutmeg from Nauru
Apples from the great northwest
And potatoes from Peru
I’m looking around for something
Grown right here in town
The farmers say they’re planting seeds
And they’re watering ground