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Days and Nights

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Days and Nights



Time passes slowly as I wander the streets

Gas and food prices soaring high  
Cars towed into the middle of the night 
Foreclosures stealing neighborhoods ,
 Soup kitchens provide free food
Jobs are scarce,  illegal immigrants are not 
 Overcrowded tenement buildings with attitude
Drug lords , gangs and pimps, decaying city ruins
Gun shots heard everywhere, bodies litter the streets at high noon
Nature pounding on the doors of civilization
The line between man and beast grows thinner 
 Storms rage thru the night ,  the end in sight 

Time passes slowly as I wander the streets



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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 3:02:00 PM
    wow! Jim, where's the love... I don't know these streets you speak of...but I do know of all the weight of the world. .. how negative life keeps. soaring. ... I like your free style poem. ..luv...linda

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 5:34:00 PM
    Good poetry with a strong ending. Good work, Jim. :)

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Really liked this poem. It give's me a lift and raises my spirits. Wonderful imagery and sentiments expressed here.

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:57:00 PM
    Nicely done sir, Dark imagery yet so real to life, (I'm sad to say). Love the lines...." Nature pounding on the doors of civilization"..etc... A very strong ending to your poem. You manage to capture the grit as well as the poetic grace in your work.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:48:00 PM
    I love it! A good read!