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Lights in the Distance

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Lights in the Distance

    Sitting here in my apartment
listening to the Mets game on the radio 
   Looking out my window 
seeing the lights from a 
  nearby building 
   How many lives are being 
acted out 
      Here in the vast metropolis
How many romances, how many 
   dreams
Are taking place behind
   the lights 
Imagination can go only so far 
    Reality can out pace it anytime 
City Dwellers feel the 
    excitement(and the angst)
           which the asphalt 
homeland is famous for
  Life is a funny thing
Our concerns are a small 
     thing in the vastness 
of the cosmos
But millions of city lives 
    create indelible patterns
Which become the soul 
of the city 
The young, the old, the male, the female
   all participate 
   In the dance of the 
masses
   This dance of civilization 
   Which continues 
despite sorrow and regret
    This dance cof urban life 
revives the many hope-filled 
dwellersw 
  In the concrete 
canyons of New York City












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  1. Date: 7/15/2012 11:12:00 PM

    nicely put together Matthew ;}

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 7:17:00 AM

    That is a wonderful poem so insightful. Your writing is great my friend.

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 11:41:00 AM

    Light of love & love of light between two ..wonderful poem & thank you for your comments. ~always&forever Lynette

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 7:11:00 AM

    wow ... it makes you think you are there watching with you. great work !

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 9:24:00 PM

    Good evening Matt, that is a good questions,, how many plays are being played.. i think life is all about quantity, the bigger the vast,, the more exciting life gets around them cosmos. I also like the image of following ones footstep, that might lead to who knows what?? thank you xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 9:17:00 PM

    You describe the city with brilliance. The sounds, the lights and action are all here. Loved it!

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 12:17:00 AM

    well, there ya go again, Matt, speaking so eloquently for the city!!! Good one.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:08:00 AM

    wow nicely done,great view Matthew