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Searching for an Urban Love

This city has about eight million inhabitants
Surely, one can find some love from these masses
I see the young women with ripped pants
I like the look 
But I'm not 20 anymore
I must deal with the realities of age
This exciting metropolis 
will eat you alive if you are not careful 
Communists, Trumpists, Facists
All out there!
What kind of a woman might I find 
in those ideologies?
The three of them don't offer one much hope!
Tonight I will flick on the television 
The good old fantasy box is very relaxing 
I do try to stay informed 
A gruesome murder not far from where I live
took place last night 
Guess I should count my blessings
Love is something we all seek 
in one way or another
I'll probably go to a reform shul next Friday night 
Perhaps my prayers will be answered! 
One can always look heavenward for answers 
Love will penetrate the core of the urban masses 
There is hope
Which we must cling to, friends 
if we are to survive 
in Gotham 
"Baghdad on the Hudson" 
as O.Henry named it

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 10/10/2019 8:23:00 PM
Never heard that 'Baghdad on the Hudson.' Pretty clever! -- Leave it to O'Henry… Hope you had meaningful holidays, and that you find love, as surely we all crave it in this meshuginah velt (world)! Shana Tovah! ~ Gershon
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Date: 10/10/2019 6:58:00 PM
speaking of Gotham, you have got to see Joker!! Anyway, back to your poem. I really enjoyed it, but I sure think there are more women to choose from than trumpists, fasists and communists!!!
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Date: 10/9/2019 3:05:00 PM
I hope your wish comes true Matthew, never give up searching my friend!:-) hugs jan xx
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