Sity Life

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Oh, city life.

Submitted: March 15, 2013

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How did we cultivate such silence 

so completely? 

Now it be too full to abate 

the violence easily. 

 

What is the sound of a dozen quiet eyes? 

 

Even flowers turn towards the sun 

for warmth and cheer 

yet we exist as a conscious of one 

in fear. In fear of ecstacy 

of elation 

Should a stranger present to thee 

the seldom sought sensation 

of joy, wrought in the hands 

of every man 

once a boy of song 

a small melody of life 

now a rest 

where the music is best 

full of pity and strife. 

 

How bitter does this world make us 

That we should silence the sound of children singing?


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