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Urban Forest

  All I hear are sirens echoing off tall buildings; a drunk man ranting, a prostitute looking for her next trick, a drug addict looking for his next fix. Young teenage kids who seem to have just learned the art of curse. A young couple fist fighting in the streets---more sirens.  A homeless man pan-handling, picking up cigarette butts and smoking a hole into his neck, gum pushed deeper into concrete marked blacker with every step. All I hear are sirens and I say a little prayer for the person in the back. Trains and boats chiming in the distance, a stray cat limping into an unknown existence...must be nice to have nine lives! Yet, all I hear are sirens in this concrete urban forest, where trees are replaced with buildings and cars are the only waves I hear, street lights in place of the stars, sirens in place of the wind. 

   I close my paper eyelids tight, i can hear in this concrete urban forest of man-nature, for a glimpse, a stolen second in time, the sound of Mother Nature...she still sings and she's crying. She's crying for the people in the back of all those sirens. She cries for her bush the drunk man urinated on; the puddle of blood collecting on her blades of grass that a young man drew from his womans lips. She cries for her branch the teenage kids snapped for fun. She's crying - Mother Nature - is crying, because man - nature takes her place. In this concrete urban forest...all I hear are sirens and I close my paper eyes; i try to reach out and steal the tear off of - Mother Nature's - face. All I hear are sirens and im saddened, man-nature takes her place.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 8:21:00 AM
    thank you for your welcome. i lved, urba forest

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 7:07:00 PM
    strong writing! I hope mother nature's tears will bring rebirth in your poems. warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:34:00 AM
    Great job on this poem!! You need to get out in the country girl! Your poem is exactly the way I feel every time I go to a big city. Mother nature is still kicking it you just gotta get out and look harder for her these days. You did good with the detail in this poem. I hope you write one on a sunset or sunrise I would like to read it if you do. Have a great day!!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 1:56:00 PM
    AMY, congratulations with your awesome featured poem of the week... enjoy your day :-) PD

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:02:00 AM
    one heck of a terrific poem :)))so vivid and real

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 5:14:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Amy. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. I am going to be on vacation for a week so will try to catch up with you when I get back. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 2:50:00 PM
    This was quite a write. I loved every word of it. You showed what a cruel world we live in. I wonder if it will ever get any better. Your title "Urban Forest"certainly fits. And>> Welcome to PS> Jancarl