In to oust Troy, Mich. from Money Magazine’s , we have a poetry slam happening in the Comments section on and .
First up, our very own :
It is with pleasure
I recount on our treasure
We have evolved
Technology we solved
While maintaining a rural profile
All the while
To preserving deer, raccoons and quails
Widely known and esteemed
More than we ever dreamed
For our schools and learning
We deliver on the yearning
Yes our people are many shades
Yellow, brown, black and fades
The ethnic foods abound Troy
From tacos, to tandoori and bok choy
Now it is onward and rising
We are not through surprising
Just stand back City of Troy
Your ranking of #26 we are out to destroy
To which Troy’s Ellen Hodorek responded:
I hear you, Mr. Jones,
Your city sounds just fine.
California is quite nice, I know,
But come to our Camp T patio ... and enjoy a glass of wine!
We, too, have parks
And lots of deer.
Come to the beautiful Somerset Mall and see
There's also an Apple here.
Diversity abounds in Troy
Our neighbors take us for dim sum
With over 80 languages spoken here
And multiple faiths making it quite fun.
Our schools are amazing
With great sports as well as stellar fine arts
Lifelong learning is embraced
And folks have amazing, open midwest hearts.
Of course you have earthquakes, we have tornadoes.
On that we can call it a draw?
Please don't slam our seasons.
Fall colors are pretty as anything you ever saw.
Aw, heck, Cupertino, we salute you!
A sister city of which we can be proud.
Gary Jones you seem quite nice
Cupertino/Troy—an awesome cross-country, cyber crowd?