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Where are they going, this tide of humanity,
Stoically travelling a thousand miles 
In the breeze of a hot summer in India,
Clinging to the sides and top of a train
Like flies to a jam pot?

Why are they busily hurrying,
Obeying signs saying  walk/don’t walk
As if they knew not what to do,
Amid the honking horns of  Bronx cars
Like drones in a bee hive?

When do they ever calm down,
These ice-cream eating, chianti sipping
Venetians, talking excitedly  -  about nothing;
While the canals bob with gondolas
And the flooding tide rises relentless?

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:37:00 AM
    I like. Rick

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:13:00 AM
    great poem.Sidney don't take too much to your heart.comment on my poems