hub of wheeling dealing
life blood rushing gushing
filthy fumes that clot the air
vaccines to overtake
plague pandemic pestilence
©DGA 01 August 2011 14:09
I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx
01/08/2011 at 2:27 pm
nice. we are resonating a bit today…you capture well the grit that can be city life…
01/08/2011 at 2:31 pm
I noticed that too, Brian. 😉
01/08/2011 at 2:42 pm
You haven’t got a single wasted word in there, adee, taut. Nice!
01/08/2011 at 3:01 pm
Ah, thank you Cindy, so much!
01/08/2011 at 3:56 pm
I get the feeling you aren’t too fond of cities at the moment!
01/08/2011 at 4:45 pm
I think they are very unhealthy places, Col, with all sorts of pollution.
01/08/2011 at 4:33 pm
I avoid cities . . . like the plague! 😀
I lived within an hour of NYC for most of my childhood and rarely went in ~ too much hustle and bustle for me.
01/08/2011 at 4:46 pm
I can’t stand the crowds, Nancy, and the noise sometimes, plus the exhaust fumes…
01/08/2011 at 6:54 pm
We are country people too, Denise.
Not shoppers at all!
Nice use of words, very descriptive and concise
01/08/2011 at 7:16 pm
Oh give me the country any day too, John. At least this place is a small oasis in the city so it’s not so bad. 🙂
01/08/2011 at 11:07 pm
Not a city girl, then, Denise! We’re off to see those peregrines in London tomorrow…
02/08/2011 at 3:27 am
Not any longer, Kate. Once I experienced farm life, that was it for me. Enjoy your trip to London and hope the peregrines make their appearance. 😆
01/08/2011 at 11:48 pm
I hate cities too, and avoid them like the plague! Give me the countryside any day. You captured city life exactly Denise!
02/08/2011 at 3:33 am
I can understand some people preferring the throb, hubbub and vibe of the city. I did too when I moved up here, but it was short-lived… Rushing through life is not for me, Barb.
03/08/2011 at 5:19 am
This is gritty and real. It is what city life is. The wheeling and dealing image is a great one. One of your best!
03/08/2011 at 6:18 am
Thanks, Selma. 🙂
04/08/2011 at 12:57 am
I love cities as much as I love the peace of the country, Adeeyoyo, but they both have their dark sides and you have captured the cities’ and their dirty energy adeptly here
04/08/2011 at 5:18 am
I think that I’ve reached the stage where country life appeals to me more, Bb. When I was younger I probably would have been bored to tears, but now I’ve grown to be happy in myself.