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Where the City Folk Live

WHERE THE CITY FOLK LIVE At the confluence of the cultures Where the politics ebb and flow The tide of humanity crashes Against their collective soul The spires of religions And posters of beliefs Crush against each other Through the weave of city streets Registered colours of commerce And trade mark tags of youth Line the valleys of glass and steel On floor, and wall, and roof The constant clangs of progress Idle growls of restricted motion Drift across the green spaces Invading every moment The scent of communal sweat Wafts upon the breeze From the fires of exotic dishes And the fumes of commercial needs Feel free to swim the city Frolic in the human flow But be aware of the waves that break Against your precious soul

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Date: 10/28/2017 1:37:00 PM
pretty much;-) Triple wowsa caliber IMO. If a reader has never had the urban experience, reader sure would after traipsing through this write. Best I go bank up my bulwarks. N-joyed! ~ john
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Date: 9/9/2017 6:06:00 PM
I love this, thank you for reading my Winter :)
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Date: 7/24/2016 8:38:00 AM
Excellent - love the flow - no words just fitted in to fill the lines - every line perfect - I would put this as a favorite - and boy I'm hard to please - got your self a 7 there . . . : )
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Date: 3/13/2016 2:24:00 PM
A good or should I put excellent display of City life & environs here Scott, rich in content this gets the memory; and senses active..'
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Date: 3/5/2016 9:58:00 AM
Hi Scott, An excellent piece of poetry my friend. This piece sings in its raw beauty. It brings to life the city life. I can close my eyes and see the city clearly. I Love the descriptive lines. Has to be a seven Scott....Vlad.
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Date: 2/6/2016 8:00:00 AM
Hi Scott, enjoying this poem a second time... Just wanted to say hello. LINDA
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Date: 5/27/2014 10:47:00 AM
WOW Scott, This is one of my favorite poems. How could this compare to a treasure chest? This was found first. wonderful wonderful write, my friend. Thanks for sharing this with us here. love and Peace, Deborah
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Date: 5/15/2014 10:21:00 PM
I can't believe I had never commented to this one before. It is FIRST on the list of your BEST poetry and it truly is one of your best. I love how you portrayed the city. Swim in it. frolic in the human flow. GREAT lines.
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Date: 2/22/2014 8:07:00 AM
As a city girl myself I appreciate this poem! Well written, and very true. I love it. Great write!!
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Date: 2/6/2014 2:46:00 PM
Real... Good write... Verlena
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Date: 2/6/2014 8:42:00 AM
awesome write, my friend. Thanks again for the tweets : )
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Date: 2/4/2014 10:04:00 AM
Love this poem, Scott; it's one of your best. Only "problem" I see is in line 12; it needs one more syllable to smooth out that small wrinkle. Something simple like, "On floor and wall and roof". Just that extra "and" smoothed it out. But kudos nonetheless; it's a stellar piece, bud :)
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Date: 2/5/2014 4:14:00 AM
May it ever! I'll drink to that! Cheers, mate! :)
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Date: 2/5/2014 12:19:00 AM
Yeah I like the extra 'and', will get onto that, thanks. I called it a 'free-verse' mostly because I don't know my forms well enough to consider it as anything else. Thanks for taking the time, and the tip. May success be our shadow.
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Date: 2/4/2014 12:36:00 PM
Also, I don't see why this piece is labeled as "free-verse" when it really seems to be a form of rhyme. What prompted you to label it as "free-verse"?
Date: 2/3/2014 7:33:00 PM
Splendid write! I love it!
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Date: 2/3/2014 6:13:00 AM
Great poem, scott. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 12/13/2013 4:41:00 AM
Hi scott, congratulations on your win xx
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Date: 12/13/2013 1:26:00 AM
Enjoyed the poem and congrats, Scott
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Date: 12/12/2013 12:31:00 PM
All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.
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Date: 11/29/2013 7:33:00 PM
Scott These words are very powerful and deep. You captured how society is going downhill and not getting any better. A very thought provoking and sincere write.
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Date: 11/25/2013 8:05:00 PM
Lots of ideas to consider here. Light & Love & welcome
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Date: 9/9/2013 5:45:00 AM
wow...I love this line.... Frolic in the human soul... the ending thought is deep. Scott 37, ... love the crushing thought.....linda
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Date: 9/8/2013 6:45:00 AM
Uniquely creative work that you have penned in this one..Reads like a wonderful but could be scary place to live..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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