Havana Sunsets

December 4, 2015
By Samtom311 PLATINUM, Delray Beach, Florida
Samtom311 PLATINUM, Delray Beach, Florida
27 articles 3 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, and I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities." -Ayn Rand

Red polka dots, and swirling frilled dresses,
Dancing to the song of colorful drums,
Down cobble-stoned streets and loud addresses,
Life oozing from the darkest of the slums.

Glittering lights on the surface of glass,
Roses and incense blossoming the fields,
A small island caught in the tide of mass
The ocean an inconspicuous shield.

The isolation—thought to be savior,
But instead proved to be their utter fall.
No one heard cries for their misbehavior,
Silence, as the government’s power sprawled.

Havana sunsets have rumored beauty,
Yet represent a neglect of duty.

The author's comments:

This poem is deticated to my family members who were forced to leave their home, and face the uncertainties of a new country, yet did it with grace and bravery. 

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!