Monday, March 26, 2012

Arena Falls


A series of explosions.
A rumble that shook downtown.
Cheers from hundreds of people.
The demise of an Orlando icon.

A quick series of small blasts.
Charges severing the roof.
Flashes of flame.
The Amway Arena toppled.

A huge plume of dust.
A pile of rubble.
She didn’t go down easy.
She didn’t give up.

The Orlando Arena,
once known as O-rena
demolished to make way
for the Creative Village.

Sporting events, concerts,
family shows, high-school graduations,
Magic games and the circus—
The demolition was one last show.

The Amway Arena (that I will always remember by its original name O-rena) died so Creative Village (a center dedicated to the arts) could be born. The Arena is dead!  Long live The Village.


© 2012 Catherine Giordano


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