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Below is the poem entitled THE DAY LOVE SLEPT ON THE ASPHALT which was written by poet Patricia Henriques. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The city is in chaos
these days that Love
has felt tired of walking
and has decided to take a nap
on its asphalt
The sidewalks are full of people
who came to see what is going on,
and since no one takes the risk
of stepping on so strange a visitor,
streets are not being crossed,
traffic has stopped existing
no car dares to move 
or to pass through, the crowd
has become almost impossible.
No one can get anywhere.

So, a pact has been made
unanimous and silent:
thieves cannot run
so they don't steal,
sick people are being carried
by the nearest group of policemen,
we stop fires using buckets 
we fill with water 
and pass hand to hand. 
We are helping our neighbors
because we know we need them strong,
we are working together
for food and confort
of this frontierless community
that has arisen.
As long as we don't get to our offices.
we don't get any money
and we are exchanging everything
Priorities by now have changed
and all the rest with them

Oh my God!
The city is in chaos
unrecognizable these days when
Love has lain down on its asphalt.

Patricia Evans

Copyright © Patricia Henriques

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