city that never sleeps

i wake up hearing police sirens louder than a child's cry
i walk outside listening to young couple fight that is more brutal than a miguel cotto boxing match
i witness ignorant people act like idiots in a train far worse than a child throwing a tantrum in front of his mom
i run far away from trouble quicker than lebron's dribbles
i stare to see a homeless person begging for loose change sadder than a puppy's look of fear
i see cars hit each other like two kids fight in the playground
i see dudes smoke weed trying to be strongly smart, only thing strong abut them is their odor
i look at wannabes tough guys on the corner, but the real thugs are the government
i listen to the news of teachers molesting children, that even schools are not consider to be safe
the day city sleeps is the day the world comes to an end

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Comments

jwiener

This poem does a great job of describing the gritty part of a city, and how the parts that make it seem sad or frightening are not hidden, but instead rather obvious.

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

thanks 4 the comments
humbly appreciate it
its just a vivid picture of what new york is in my eyes, but i see beyond my surroundings

jwiener

Essentially, you describe how you see beyond what you see, which is a unique skill to have, and one that others would do well to learn from.

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

thats my message im getting across
its good that ppl live to tell another day, but its time to move on up and not be a statistic
check out my latest poems

Reinanena

You brought back so many memories, I miss my HOME!!! This poem is special to me, thank you again

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

where are you from? u from nyc?
ty 4 showing love and support

Reinanena

I'm from brooklyn, born and raised..

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

im from the bronx
home of the late great big pun
born and raise where hip hop all started

Reinanena

Mucho gusto MVP :)

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