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The Citys Lights

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The Citys Lights


Maybe it was the city's lights that took your
eyes from mine and lead you astray.
memories made in rythm with the citys traffic.
empty barooms waitting to create tales of another day.

Hands held tightly still can slip from anyones grasp.
Hearts filled with passion change without notice.
Old locket loves are bound by rusted clasp.

A walk to togather is so much better than one alone.
Attached by more than words.
Dim lit streets and a sometimes working pay phone.

City your cruel and unforgiving to all.
Cold as a park bench for a bed.
Tugs haunt the water over the sea's wall.

Cheap wine fire from the barrel.
The city reflects a vision of wicked carol.

So does the sun bid farewell to the day.
As the poets take to pen.
I reflect apon the citys lights that lead
your eyes astray

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  1. Date: 2/1/2010 4:55:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading...like "Cold as a park bench for a bed and ....Citys lights that lead your eyes astray....Nice poem....Marty

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 6:02:00 PM

    Very nice poem here John. Alot of good lines in it. Robert soup mail in a few

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 12:37:00 AM

    Likeb the imagery John especially 'Old locket loves are bound by rusted clasp.' Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments.

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 2:37:00 PM

    Great write, John. I especially love the last line of the second stanza.."Old locket loves are bound by rusted clasp..." Awesome! Thanks for your kind comments on my poem. They are truly appreciated! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 11:11:00 AM

    The "glitter" of lights can lead our loved ones away from us, John. But sometimes God leads them back to us. This is a very beautifully composed poem with a message that makes us realize how easy it is go go "astray." Thanks so much for sharing it, John. Love, Carolyn