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City Dawn MAG

October 26, 2015
By kalopcia BRONZE, London, Other
kalopcia BRONZE, London, Other
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the city stretches,
it spent the night
scrubbing yesterday’s dirt
out of its palms.
pavements yawning.
they exhale gentle puffs
of cigarette smoke
with every breath.
another cloud
to the skies
each second.
it’s almost morning.
each building turns
its concrete skull to the sky –
every roof anticipates
the golden globe’s
glorious resurrection –
for the canvas to prepare itself.
the seeds of the day are yet to sprout.
the city watches the dawn bloom,
waiting for the day to begin.

The author's comments:

Recently, I've been pondering about the theme of Beginnings. The word itself immediately makes me think of sunrises and blank slates. Since I live in London, I chose to let my hometown serve as the backdrop for this poem.

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on Nov. 9 2015 at 9:35 pm
writer-violist DIAMOND, Jenks, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I think that this poem is great! I feel the emotion and see the imagery. Also, your point gets across. I like the line spacing. I did notice though that "pavements yawning" had a period after that. Was it supossed to be like that or was it supposed to be a comma? If it's supposed to be like that, then great! That's right were it's supposed to be. Great, great job. Please keep writing and God bless!

on Nov. 5 2015 at 8:25 pm
Thefanatasticagirlie101 SILVER, Euless, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our mind. That's what I hope to give you forever." ~The Notebook

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I now really want to visit London.

on Oct. 27 2015 at 9:23 am
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
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Favorite Quote:

THIS. IS, AMAZING. I love it, especially the first stanza. Great job!