Edward John

Great Meadow – Comstock, New York

At first sight from distant heights 
the aged building spans the horizon 
like some magnificent beast or ship

The extraordinary length 
the exquisite architecture 
the multi-story windows 
compel awe and wonder

To what great end was it created
what history and triumphs did it see 
surely it united a community in purpose 
a symbol of what mankind can achieve

Drawing nearer
a tall white wall surrounds it 
ensuring not one soul escapes