Sunday, March 16, 2014

Slice of Life: The City 16 of 31

It's day 16 of the March Slice of Life Challenge.  We're half way through 31 days of writing.   Thanks to the amazing Two Writing Teachers team for all of their support in this event.  

The weather was warmer and the sun was shining yesterday.  Jeff and I decided it was the perfect day to go the city for dinner.

The City
Skyscrapers
rise,
creating ladders,
reaching
to touch
the cloudless blue.

Horns shout,
tires screech,
cars buzz,
buses roar,
racing
on pavement.

Cement paths
guide visitors,
meandering,
bustling,
shuffling,
here and there.

Restaurants
pepper the maze
of buildings,
filling the air
with irresistible smells
to entice.

Museums
sprinkle the streets
sharing history,
art,
culture,
breathing life.

Alive,
it calls
us.
New discoveries
await
in the city.

© Cathy L. Mere





10 comments:

  1. I really love how you use metaphors, it make the poem come to life!

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  2. Lovely...as always. Now...where did you and Jeff go for dinner? :-)

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  3. You've captured city life beautifully!
    Makes me miss college life in Boston!

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  4. Cities are so vibrant, so alive, and full of new discoveries. I love that "restaurants/ pepper the maze of buildings," adding spice to every neighborhood. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Been there so many times & love it each time. Thanks for the poem and picture!

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  6. When are you going to write a poetry book??!!! You could be making money on your true talent.. Also, it would be nice to share your writing with the world..

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  7. I love this poem! So visual your metaphors.

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  8. I am a city person - your evocative poem describes why.

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  9. I am a country girl and you make the city sound good! Love all of the personification...peppering, shouting, reaching...beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful! This makes me miss the city where I used to live!

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