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Sultry City Sidewalks

Sultry city sidewalks, the people come and go.
Some look straight down, some look away.
For no one should they know.
The city heat begins to beat the sweat into your brow.
A country song just sounds so wrong under a cafe awning.
As the taxi man devoid of fare sits half alive and yawning.

You swear that hell is rising up from underneath the pavement.
Emiting all it's acrid sense to capture man's enslavement.
The grace that comes when old man sun decides to go away.
Gives peace a chance to slowly dance until another day.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
    nice idea, sultry sidewalks, you capture the place and time, lovely, Robert!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 7:37:00 PM
    great poem,,,, with a placement as well,,,, good for you,,,, my mom always said "if a person won't look you in the eye, then they are hiding something,,,, so I always wonder what they are hiding ;}

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 8:22:00 PM
    I see you had entered this in the contest and got a placement. Hurrah for you. I really liked this one, and you are lucky never to have had a visit from Mary ann. heehee

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Debbie's contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 2:33:00 PM
    Another masterpiece from your pen Robert! Rhymes within and so vividly you describe the sweat of the city. It is starting to feel that way now I think. This has your unique signature all through it and it made me feel all you describe. Love Lizzie and a super rating!

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:47:00 PM
    WOW !! This is sooo deep and well written...Love it. Feeling old man sun and the heat a'rising...a lazy daisey day retiring. Sittin on the stoop reclining....moon she now is shining. Heat from pavement still steaming the air...for want of a breeze in dispair.

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 9:54:00 PM
    wow, Robert. You have to enter this in Deb's summer contest. I really like how you did yours!!! Better than my silly story about the hayseed!!!