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NYC III

that man 
that cried 
on the corner 

tears 
made him 
invisible 

I too 
let him 
wash away 
in front of us 

I saw 
him 
sail 
by 
in 
his 
own 
liquid form 

and we 
were 
a thousand 
pairs 
of shoes 
crossing 
the street 
so 
our 
feet 
wouldn't 
get wet. 


© Gry W Christensen

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/30/2014 1:49:00 PM
"A thousand pairs of shoes crossing the street"...as a native of NJ/NYC, I get this sad picture you painted so vividly. Strong lines.
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Gry Christensen
Date: 8/2/2014 10:04:00 PM
Hi Drake, thanks so much for for your kind comment! I love NYC! I've traveled a lot, and I think this episode could have happened in any big city really...............sadly. I'm looking forward to read more by you.
Date: 7/29/2014 6:06:00 AM
You painted a picture I could see!
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Date: 8/2/2014 9:59:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice feedback! :) Looking forward to read your poems!
Date: 7/28/2014 8:22:00 AM
Love the message conveyed here, my poetic friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Gry Christensen
Date: 7/28/2014 11:17:00 AM
Hi Arlene Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate it. All the best, Gry
Date: 7/27/2014 9:46:00 PM
A master of free verse my friend. A deep message but one a kind heart sees easily. You represent a poet's heart of truth so very well my friend.
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Date: 7/27/2014 10:16:00 PM
Hi Robert, a spur of the moment piece based on an episode where I witnessed a man, obviously devastated standing on a corner, with all of us just passing by. Me as well. Because it takes so much to care sometimes, something that should be natural. I think about this episode so often, I could have just asked: What's wrong? It might have made a huge difference in that person's life. I have worked on becoming the best fellow woman I can possibly be, ever since........ I am so grateful for your lovely comments and encouragement, thank you!!
Date: 7/27/2014 8:02:00 PM
Lovely piece, the words, the flow and even the visual aspect work so, so well. Beautiful. David
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Date: 7/27/2014 8:51:00 PM
Hi David, this was just a spur of a moment write based on an experience, so if you think it works I'm very happy. :) Thank you for reading and leaving me a comment. I value your opinion as you are actually one of my favourite poets here. Thanks again!