Greenville didnt burn….Then it burned.
Was a pleasant little town that never hurt anyone.
What a name. “Greenville.”
It was Green and a Ville.
The School and Dollar General didn’t burn.
Greenville changed over the years that I drove though it.
Mostly it was just a new coat of paint.
A bigger sign seen here and there.
Always the red light.
These mountain towns had it made
When they got their red light.
No longer a little Burg. Now a Ville.
This has always been Greenville.
The fire did not claim 50 lives in Greenville.
As victims, we have gained strength…
To do a controlled run.
Learned to survive.
For a while it will be Greenburg.
For a while it will be Grey or Brownburg.
Then one day it will be Greenburg.
And Greenville once again.
I dream of the Redlight.