Wade on Birmingham

To the nines: Wade on Birmingham’s ninth anniversary

Birmingham skyline

Birmingham, July 2014
Photo: Wally Argus (CC)

Nine years ago, I
started blogging every day
on this very site.

I serve as a scribe,
reporter, commentator,
blogger and poet.

Birmingham is my
muse, an endless source of great
hope and frustration.

The secret is out,
as travelers flock to our
bistros and taprooms.

Underneath, the schools
continue their decay, in
foundation, in minds.

Room enough here for
hipsters to congregate and
leaders to plunder.

The good intentions
are not enough to wipe out
the lingering stench.

What will become of
our home, our community
and our livelihoods?

Birmingham’s motto:
“The people are the city.”
A blessing and curse.

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Firstsecondthirdfourth and fifth and eighth anniversary posts.

Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces, July 2014
Photo: Shannon (CC)

2 Yips for “To the nines: Wade on Birmingham’s ninth anniversary”

  1. chris davis
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:48 am

    Happy Anniversary to a great voice for Birmingham.

  2. Wade Kwon
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Thanks, Chris!

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