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Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
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0 posted 08-03-99 11:24 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Severn

From behind glass
I stare out across
hot metropolitan chaos.

Sleek, fast cars
play games of zigzag
in lanes of concrete rivers
as jets roar, metal birds
winging their way across
an orange sky.

A distant siren wails
as smug apartment buildings
scrape the sky
with cool fingers
mocking dainty houses
sitting pretty
surrounded by their baubles
of youthful garden flowers.

Laughter screeches
through careless crannies
of society as in the alley,
reeking of shame and fear,
withered fingers scramble
for a meagre morsel.

Streetlights cast black tongues
of shadow over darkening streets
as the hum of a powerline
joins in chorus with occasional
footsteps of the brave
and trees whisper goodnight
as a breeze is buried.

Night has knelt
under the sword of Sun
yet the city still sings...
Alive.
© Copyright 1999 Kamla Mahony - All Rights Reserved
poohbear
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since 08-02-99
Posts 42
piedmont,sc


1 posted 08-04-99 12:04 AM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

realy made me picture where you are...
gothic giants of glass
standing tall, reaching into the sky
prouldy holding their heads high
each trying to be more elegant than the other
and within thier viens life flows
without a reason why
as the gothic giants of glass reach into the sky
Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


2 posted 08-04-99 01:09 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Thanks poohbear. I wrote this when I first came to my city - and I was completely overwhelmed. I'd come from the country - quite a shock! I like your poem in response.
elvira
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since 07-06-99
Posts 985
California


3 posted 08-04-99 01:22 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

yes, the hustle and bustle of the city...*sigh*...i wouldn't miss it for the world!...loved the line "footsteps of the brave"

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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...your countenance...eight short weeks...My One and Only...Music to my Ears...hoarse whispers...just watching tv...Feel the need?...serving wench...Tribute to M.J....take a guess...sink or swim
...stolen hours...the mistress...Perfection...a little girl...Mr. Jones...life is like...insomnia...devotion...07-20-69...craving...
Master...chat?...apart...plain...vice...shameless self promotion

hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


4 posted 08-04-99 10:36 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

You painted a very lovely picture here with your words that I could clearly see

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
JP
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since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA


5 posted 08-04-99 02:22 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Vivid image of urban life. I'll have to add your name to my "must read" list

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Dum spiro, spero
JP


 
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