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City Street

Street
pulsates
under sky
scrapers, listen
To the city breathe 
blowing, huffing, puffing
hurry, push, eyes blankly stare
SCREAMS echoing in the alley 
go ignored in the sidewalk shuffle  
stench of urine, decay and APATHY


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, February 9, 2012
First place in Suit Yourself contest max 16 (Brian Strand)

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  1. Date: 2/20/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on the super win in ~Brian's~ "Suit Yourself" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/21/2012 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol!
  1. Date: 2/19/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest! Hugs, Catie :)

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/21/2012 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Catie!
  1. Date: 2/18/2012 5:57:00 PM
    What an astute observation your last line brings to mind and how appropriate that your poem took top honors with such stiff competition. Congratulations!

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/18/2012 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Connie! I appreciate the kind words. Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/18/2012 8:28:00 AM
    Congrats. Rhonda on your 1st place win, love vie

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/18/2012 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vie! Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Really a wonderful poem Rhonda...enjoyed much.

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/18/2012 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Jonas!! Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 6:32:00 PM
    Fantastic win Rhonda! Great write. I enjoyed reading this work very much...Jon

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/18/2012 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jon!!
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Congrats Rhonda on a great first place win.. so great to see poets recycle entries for other contests.. good idea..way to go..luv..

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/17/2012 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda-Marie. I wasn't sure if it was right for your contest from the beginning. I even mentioned that to you. But I still liked it and didn't want to change it. My poem is descriptive, yes, but not the beauty you were looking for. LOL. Blessings and hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 1:50:00 PM
    Rhonda, awesome etheree. Very insightful and well worded. well done. Congrats on winning 1st place in Brian's contest..........S.Ronthorpe

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/17/2012 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Samuel!
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 11:46:00 AM
    Nice write,Rhonda.Congratulations on your super win with this entry......Keep flying....

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/17/2012 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, olusegun!
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 10:45:00 PM
    wow, this is a GREAT etheree. I just love this form, Rhonda. One of my chapbooks is devoted entirely to etheree, and I can see YOU really know how to write them.

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/9/2012 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea. My first time writing one. I wasn't sure if I got it right. I'm feeling better about now thanks to you.
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 3:11:00 PM
    This etheree appears to be describing the streets of Paris very well. I remember those public urinals out on the streets. Good write.

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/9/2012 5:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Robert! I have not been to Paris, but I have heard about the urinals. It's amazing all the places we can go in our reading and writing. I do hope to see Paris someday. Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 7:06:00 AM
    you sure do paint a picture here, a very truthful one as well. like this thoughtful poem, speaks volumes about a caring poet that wrote it. love this. harry

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/9/2012 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Harry. Your comments are very kind. I appreciate you reading my work. Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 6:45:00 AM
    Very well done Rhonda, have a great day love, vie

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/9/2012 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Vie! I hope you had a beautiful day. Blessings, Rhonda :)
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 6:36:00 AM
    WOW! Well done! I can see this right up at the top of the winner's list. The word apathy speaks volumns and you masterfully placed the word last... so that it echoes, sticks... sidewalk shuffle, great description. I wrote something horrible last night. The fear still prickles. Thanks for all your lovely comments. It is so nice to meet a mom who can identify with my days. Looking forward to reading more of your work. I spend to much time writing, not enough reading, commenting... HUGS Cyndi

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 2/9/2012 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for commenting! I understand the time constraints. I have enough trouble finding the time to write. I want to go back and congratulate all the contest winners. I'm having trouble just thanking everyone who comments on mine. I am going to read your fear entry. I doubt it's horrible. Thanks for taking the time to read my poem today. Blessings, Rhonda