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Human noise

I see city dwellers resting on concrete seats
Day dreaming a thought or two
The fragrance of coffee wafting out into the street

Here’s to the situated sparrow poking and jumping about
Searching for his daily opportunity
Honking cars and fuming buses some filled with people, some without
All moving quickly with a purpose to somewhere
The city is buzzing about at cool summer 78 degrees
Red lights, green lights an old man afoot singing to himself unaware 

Just think of what he’s seen in a lifetime 
Buildings coming down and sky scrappers going up 
Constant motion and change and crime 

Kids on skateboards with I-pods in their ears 
Dial up phones to cell phones in everyone’s hands
I wondered if he had a humming in his head throughout these years?

Or was he busy in the past reading books he’d already read?
Isn’t interesting all the commotion mankind makes 
While a small bird eats the crumbs from a piece of old bread

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  1. Date: 8/6/2009 5:43:00 AM
    Yes our surroundings and distractions are so great but this is what makes for great poetry..catch the moment and write..Awesome job.

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 3:48:00 PM
    a beautiful write that captures so many different scenes of life and dedication to daily living. especially the ones so many take for granted and never think about but you delivered within these words,,Blessings..Cecil and Thank you for taking the time to read and comment upon my words..

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 9:10:00 AM
    Great imagery here, Laura ... you've really captured the city view ... might want to fix the second stanza, line 3 to "honking" i.e. an "n" instead of a "c" ... smile ...

  1. Date: 7/28/2009 3:40:00 PM
    Kool poem Laura, i wonder how many individual sounds there are on any given day on the streets>>James

  1. Date: 7/25/2009 11:42:00 AM
    wow and you say my poem was good, this is amazing

  1. Date: 7/24/2009 7:40:00 AM
    Beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 7/24/2009 5:24:00 AM
    Spot on my dear friend. Fantastic writing. Did I hear a fly? Love ,Carol

  1. Date: 7/24/2009 4:51:00 AM
    it shows the real situation in cities especially when they are full of people. Really people make noise

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 6:59:00 PM
    A good write,Laura about city dwellers and the nature that live there too, God bless Moses

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 5:59:00 PM
    Love this nature ignores the chaos around it....and carries on! Well done! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 3:44:00 PM
    I love it...I often think about what our grandchildren will think about and what noise they will be making. BG

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 12:45:00 PM
    This poetry is fantastic Laura ! I'm a city boy the most of mine life,..and you captured this quite well,.TY for this one !!! james