My City Life

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A poem describing my view of the city I live in.

Submitted: December 05, 2012

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Submitted: December 05, 2012



I walk out the front door, as scared as a mouse.

The cars zoom pass me as if they were in a Nascar race.

I am overwhelmed by the fast pace of the city.

Everyone drive around like their heads were chopped off. 


This place feels like another country.

I want this uneasy feeling to subside, like a cut that can be healed.

Everyone rushes to work like a disaster is coming to town.

They speed pass the stoplights and slam on their brakes.

I hear a loud boom that is captured in my ear drum.

This sound is trapped in my ear as if an abductor has taken control of it.


Three cars are smashed together as if they were a part of a sandwich.

I quickly run over to see if anyone is hurt.

Someone is lying in a puddle of blood,

They are lifeless and without a pulse.

When will people learn to be safer in such a busy town?

Ambulance arrive and I walk away,

I step out to the cross walk, one foot in front of the other.

The breathing quickens,

I am scared of this town.

I look to my left and headlights are staring at me as if I had done something to it.

I am hit and my soul rises above.


They cannot bring me back to life,

They cannot restore my hope,

The people in this town will never learn to slow down.

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