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As darkness crashes down upon the city,
The electric energy of neon-night
Morphs the hum-drum streets
Into a cacophony of excitement.

The suits have retreated
To the relative safety
Of their overpriced caves
Sipping overpriced brandy
Watching overpaid actors
In overrated movies
On overly-large-screens.

Meanwhile, outside,
The hip, the young, (the brave)
Cruise (or walk) the
Living, breathing, heart-pounding,
Ear-deafening, electrically enhanced
Theatre of the absurd.
Where each doorway beckons
With the promise of
Great food
Great music
Great women
(For a great price).

And after
All the food is eaten
All the music has stopped
All the women have vanished
The city licks itself clean
And prepares for morning.


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All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win the world is for enough good men to do nothing...Edmund Burke


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The following comments are for "The Living City"
by Psycho6058

contrast
I like the way you contrast the city at night to the city in the daytime. I especially enjoyed it because the brighter more fertile part of the contrast lies in the nighttime. When the nighttime is over the city licks itself clean and so do the patrons of that night that must go on with their daily lives and for the most part hide who they were the night before. I dig it.

( Posted by: loonie [Member] On: July 23, 2005 )

The Living City
Contrast: Thanks for taking the time to comment on my poem. I appreciate it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Wayne

( Posted by: psycho6058 [Member] On: July 26, 2005 )

Hello Psycho
I liked the, 'for a great price' part. That's what i liked. Boy, did I like that part. I might use it one day. Just joking. It was funny though.

( Posted by: jesuschriss [Member] On: October 26, 2005 )





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