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People on Parade

My bench provides a perfect view Of people on parade. I love to watch each passing person Artfully displayed. Some taxi yellow hi-top sneakers, Jeans with ripped-up knees, Tie-dye sweatshirts, neon caps And college-boasting tees… A toddler on a scooter With a helmet rosy pink, A couple on a nearby bench With wine in cups to clink… The dog folk pulling leashes And the bikers blasting rap, The nannies wheeling babies Holding toys or in a nap. A New York stew of humans Makes the afternoon so nice, The flavors so appealing With variety the spice.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 4/20/2021 8:15:00 PM
I can see it clearly, and it amazes me.
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Date: 4/15/2021 4:13:00 PM
I gotta say -- NYC is the best people-watcher place I can think of... Palm Springs, CA being a close second. Enjoy, ilene! :) gw
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Date: 4/14/2021 9:14:00 PM
Oh, you would so enjoy an afternoon at sidewalk cafe on the Champs! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 4/14/2021 7:36:00 PM
Such a nice piece of work, Ilene. You have perfectly expressed one of my favorite pastimes. I loved the rhymes, too.
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Date: 4/14/2021 7:16:00 PM
Oh; I almost forgot to mention I posted one on the city as well. Check it out Ilene. It's called Soul Of The City Second Version. Trevor
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Date: 4/14/2021 7:13:00 PM
Hi Ilene. I liked this very much. You have a watchful eye. You brought this to life like it was hustle and bustle. I can appreciate variety but the noise and starkness of a city still has me wanting them to zone for green spaces. I'll take a tree over rap music. LOL Hell; I'll take a twig with good intentions...LOL Trevor
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Date: 4/14/2021 1:45:00 PM
Another delightful slice of life poem! You do these so well, Ilene! blessings, Kim M
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Date: 4/14/2021 12:45:00 PM
I am an inveterate people watcher ilene! This so reminds me of the musical Sunday in the Park with George based on Seurat's painting. This is a lovely bird's eye view, a witness, of life on parade! Enjoyed this very much!
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Date: 4/14/2021 12:22:00 PM
I loved your line “ A New York stew of humans” which so aptly describes the melange of people. I love to people watch and I enjoyed your poem Ilene. I hope you are well. Blessings xxoo
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