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A Thousand

March 21, 2018
By LiveFromNewYork SILVER, Frederick, Maryland
LiveFromNewYork SILVER, Frederick, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If you want to be happy, be."
-Leo Tolstoy

There’s a thousand little dramas
Floating ‘round each city street
A thousand bursts of creativity
Behind every busker’s beat
A thousand curtained windows?
They hide tiny tragedies.
And a thousand days of past birdsong-
Each note held by the trees
A child’s squeal holds all the zeal
Of a thousand triumphs small
A thousand laughs and tears are held
Inside each theater wall.
School desks hold insecurities
(Minimum one thousand and five)
And cemeteries? You know this-
They hold a thousand lives.
A deep love for
The human race?
Seen a thousand times
In a happy face.

The author's comments:

I constantly feel overwhelmed by the beauty of untold stories that surround us. This poem was an attempt to communicate that.

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on Aug. 9 2018 at 3:18 pm
AidanRobles PLATINUM, New Port Richey, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You ever notice how the drizzle in the night looks looks the fuzz in the TV screen?"

This is one of the better poems I've seen on this site, there is actual exploration of imagery and themes. Reading this I did not have to deal with melodrama and the oft abused clichés of our peers.

LEL737 SILVER said...
on Aug. 9 2018 at 12:12 am
LEL737 SILVER, Port Washington, New York
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Favorite Quote:
What will you do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver

I agree! New Yorkers are citizens of the world- we see stories everywhere.