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On Returning to the Metropolis

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On Returning to the Metropolis

     Spent some time 
in the country 
      Forest full of trees, 
lakes full of fish 
     Deer walking by
as hawks hover overhead
    Contemplating nature 
has its rewards 
     But now it is time 
to return to the metropolis 
      Crowded streets, 
people rushing by 
      Skyscrapers stand tall
in the summer air
      Taxis whizz by 
as bicyclists weave in and out of traffic 
      Beautifully dressed women
and elegant men 
     dot the urban landscape
In the playground kids play handball
      and bounce basketballs
I have returned to the asphalt homeland
      where I belong!

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 6:57:00 AM
    !!!

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Hello Matt, nothing better than country time.. glad you love the homeland,,, concrete all good... soup mail....LINDA

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:05:00 PM
    I agree; it's nice to getaway to nature, but it's always nice to be back home. 'Asphalt homeland' nice phrase. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Ahhh!!! I wonder what there is close by that could jutapose ther asphalt..Enjoyed reading your expressive, unique and creative work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:07:00 AM
    oh you are so great, loving the asphalt jungle over nature's. And it is so COOL because it is uniquely you.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 6:48:00 AM
    This is good that you came back. I love the City life. The country is alright for a visit, but not to stay at least not for me. Sorry I have not been around much, but I have been very sick since May. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 5:57:00 AM
    Hi Matthew lovely the way it carries you excellent pen Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:32:00 PM
    I love this...you capture both country & metropolitan life so well, I kinda can adapt to both lifestyles...I luv the country, nature. Quite peaceful scenary and the live energy & vibe, and multi cultural diversity of city life....greatpoem enjoyed reading thanks matthew ~ :D ~ cheriexx

    Anish Avatar Matthew Anish
    Date: 7/7/2013 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words,cherie. Keep up the fiine work. Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Matthew a nice portrayal, rich contrast between taking a refreshing break into rural quiet beauty and then itching to get back to "the asphalt homeland" ... :)