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Deep in the midst of dawning view 
Children awaken to a fresh morning dew

Eyes heavy with sleeping
Still in their beds
While the chattering of neighbors
Irritate their heads

Deep in the midst of eyes awakening
Telephones ringing becomes disabling

Minds trying to engage
Amid the noise
Another day in a town
That’s lacking poise

Deep in the midst of some town avenues
Children, out the door, meet mufflers spew

Visions of soon visiting  
The country side
Propel their young legs
To dream in stride

While…Deep in the midst of some country side lanes
Children, not so different, find faults and complain

Minds trying to engage
Still in their beds
While visions of town life
Dance in their heads

Deep in the midst of a dawning view
Children awaken to a fresh morning dew

Another day in the country
That’s lacking poise
So tired of the country life
Needing noise

© 10/02/2019

Copyright © Debra Squyres | Year Posted 2019


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  1. Date: 10/19/2019 6:52:00 PM

    What an engaging, imaginative write. Well constructed rhymes cloaking a genuine message, offered up with consummate skill. Very much enjoyed.
  1. Date: 10/15/2019 5:38:00 PM

    ohh, this is a remarkable write capturing the unnecessary desire for urban life...what we don't have, we want to get, debra... thanks for your positive feedback... huggs
  1. Date: 10/14/2019 6:56:00 PM

    Amazing poem! Great job!
  1. Date: 10/14/2019 9:58:00 AM

    I like your take on the contest. I too wrote one for the contest.
  1. Date: 10/8/2019 9:09:00 PM

    Lovely rhyme my friend...great entry if not too late Debra...^WW^ :o)
  1. Date: 10/7/2019 5:11:00 PM

    Some people can't be satisfied. I say make them live in a suburban development. That'll cure em
  1. Date: 10/6/2019 1:07:00 PM

    Your poems create great imagery... Just a tip Debra, when entering contests, names are not allowed. So, if you have entered this one, you may have to remove your name or it may not get placed..
  1. Date: 10/4/2019 1:28:00 PM

    - A beautifully described poem, Debra :) - Good luck and happy weekend :) - // Anne-Lise :)"
  1. Date: 10/4/2019 2:02:00 AM

    Nice Composition. All the best.
  1. Date: 10/3/2019 10:29:00 AM

    A wonderful poem for the Town Children contest. I like it so much. Bless you always
  1. Date: 10/2/2019 3:59:00 PM

    Nice, I like where this went. It doesn't matter what side of the tracks they live on, they all find something to complain about. Nicely done Debra.