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Night in New York

This city demands to be explored
   It aches with the yearning of a living metropolis
The broad masses of the people 
   take sustenance from it 
    One cannot help but believe that 
the city is a living organism 
Does time tell everything? 
   Time is a manic relative of this city 
   If you know this you can survive in this urban homeland 
You can thrive when 
    you know that 
the swift pace of life here 
   keeps you on your toes 
   You can survive 
when you realize 
that the millions pounding the pavement 
are searching for the peace you seek 
The bright lights which shine in the shadows 
are reflected in a million eyes 
Every time you see a smile in this city 
      Treasure it 
for the hectic pace of this asphalt homeland 
allows for only brief moments of love

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/17/2014 12:45:00 PM
Matt, thank you for keeping me in mind, and sending the soup mail. I miss my poetic friends. Anyways, thank you for the night stroll, I enjoyed what you did here. New York, the living organism. Nicely said. :) I don't think, I'd survive one night in New York... Enjoyed.. LINDA
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Date: 9/12/2014 10:06:00 AM
Hello Matthew....Hope you are doing well....Lovely poem here....How are things in the Big Apple?-Love Ettie
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Date: 9/11/2014 8:13:00 AM
I'll get to go one day I hope Matthew:-) Hug Jan xx
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Date: 9/11/2014 12:07:00 AM
I enjoyed seeing this tonight, Matt. Again, about your beloved city. That last line is a great ending!!
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