The City MAG

September 4, 2009
By HopeDoesntFloat BRONZE, Florence, Montana
HopeDoesntFloat BRONZE, Florence, Montana
3 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

Thousands of strangers brusquely pass each other down the same freshly dampened sidewalk
An angry businessman shouts into his cell phone
While an oncoming taxi screeches to a halt nearly hitting a jaywalking pedestrian
Puffing a cigarette, a homeless woman rolls her eyes at the giggling teenage girl tightly hugging her Gucci purse
The musty polluted air fills the lungs of a mother “expecting” as she sits at an outdoor cafe sipping orange juice and rubbing her protruding belly
A retired preacher calls out scriptures faithfully only to have his voice engulfed by the pounding stereo system of a rebelling high school drop-out
The pitter-patter of rain begins to fall once again, creating puddles in the street
Umbrellas pop open softening the harsh city tones
Silence sweeps over for briefly a millisecond
Before it returns to its sameness
Blurring through time in itself

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on Apr. 13 2010 at 2:45 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

Maybe a little too wordy in some places (like the 4th, 6th or 8th lines) I   really really like the last five lines.Overall, very nice poem.


Kay4theRoses said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 2:08 pm
Kay4theRoses, O&#39brien, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"all's fair in love and war." And "Beware of a fat man whose belly doesn't jiggle when he laughs."-A Chinese philosopher. =)

when your describing the people, is my favorite.

if anyone wants to read, comment, and rate my stuff- ill return the favor.

Alice28 GOLD said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 9:39 pm
Alice28 GOLD, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Oregon
13 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its hard to defeat someone...who never gives up.

I like this one. thats how i feel about my city sometimes...

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