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In the City

March 24, 2012
By aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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In the city there are no stars
There’re artificial lights, skyscrapers, and cars
No stars wink and twinkle at you
The clear night pool is disturbed by something new
I turn my eyes towards the night sky
And wonder how others can live with this lie
The city is a wasted space
Filled with an alien life packaged with lace
I cover my eyes with my hand
And send a desperate wish to some distant land
For in the city it’s hard to sleep
Without shining stars to watch over you keep
In the city there are no stars
There’re artificial lights, skyscrapers and cars

The author's comments:
I wrote this when I was longing for vast open skies and clean, cool air.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 5 2012 at 8:21 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

I enjoy the city for a little bit, but after a while I feel just as you described. Magnificent writing. Unique idea. Great job!:) Please read, rate and comment on my poems! Thanks!  

on Aug. 2 2012 at 8:14 pm
thatgirl99 BRONZE, Darien, Connecticut
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Amazing!This poem is reminiscent of one of your previous poems, The Rhythm of Life.  Thank you for incorporating such issues as protecting our environment into your beautiful poetry. 

on Jul. 1 2012 at 6:16 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

amazing!! I completly understand what the poem is about! Great job

teamo14 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 15 2012 at 2:02 pm
teamo14 BRONZE, Paris, Other
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I like the poem. The problem is important, I think...