Sunday, February 9, 2014

City of Rain (A Poem)





















Today is a gray day,
Skyline a drizzled overhang,
Black winter birds caught midflight
And all the strange people
Coming from strange places,
Walking across a maze-full
Of cracked parking lot and shopping carts.
The beggar in his brown boots,
Top-hat full of false memories,
The sad children who cling
To the arms of angry mothers,
Upset that rain has stolen
The worth of their day.
Cars full of teenagers zoom past
Rusty truck beds full of grocery bags,
Old dogs wander loose,
Lost from neighboring farms,
Too far from home to understand
That evening is ending,
Headlights are flashing past
And not even the strange
Half-moon platooned cover of night
Will shed all our weary heads
The worry of where
The day will take us
When it leaves again tomorrow.


Written from a prompt at dVerse Poets.

4 comments:

  1. This is an excellent sketch that captures the all-encompassing melancholy of humanity scuttling through a dreary rainy day. I enjoyed reading this, and the ending was especially strong:

    That evening is ending,
    Headlights are flashing past
    And not even the strange
    Half-moon platooned cover of night
    Will shed all our weary heads
    The worry of where
    The day will take us
    When it leaves again tomorrow.

    Thank you for sharing this. Really good read.

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  2. ha. nice twisty close....hey why worry about tomorrow when today is enough...i am rather fond of all the strange people and want to hear about their strange places....

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  3. upset that the rain has stolen the worth of their day .... lyrical and true, funny how we assign value in life. Like Brian, this poem hints at a thousand stories of city life

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  4. haha...strange people in strange places..sometimes i wonder what an alien would think if you place him somewhere on a supermarket parking or mall... nice capture..

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