OLD MILL A-BUILDING
It was once called Hayward-Schuster
And in its day it “use-ter”
Make fabric from bales
Of wool for sales
Its mill whistle a regular rooster.
But it’s been for sale quite a while
As recycled fabric lost style…
Its watch as time crept
A-waiting for fortune to smile.
Then yesterday, driving by,
The latest rumor to fly
May becoming true
For out of the blue
There were MEN removing things from up high!
Local maker of envelopes
Is expanding and raising hopes
That the mill so forlorn
May be reborn
Avoiding that slippery down-slope.
Though whistles no longer command
A mill worker’s day close at hand,
It will be nice to view
This old building living too,
Prosperity here will take a stand.