Archive for January, 2011

Urban Serengeti

Posted: January 12, 2011 in Poetry
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Walking down the streets of life

I take a turn first left, then right

I cross the street and run

Run some more faltering

The vertical boxes and

Zebra crossings, trapping me

And daring me…


Neon signs and halogen lamps

Casting shadows big and small

Just sitting by the sidewalk

Staring at cars whizzing by

Shouldn’t I be in one of them?

Just driving down the

Winding road…


Just me and my self

And a thousand thoughts

The music blaring and

Passing milestones

Just free as a bird

Taking me away, to a secret place

Away from this urban life…


Where life stands still

And time is just a frozen word

Where night blends into day

And stars shine with the sun

No questions asked

Nor answers sought



(For # oneshotpoetry)



You walked into the lounge

haughty and spiteful

you dragged the chair

draped your arms around it

I squirmed and turned

I looked into your eyes

you smelt of perfume

leather straps and shoes

and a rotten heart to boot

I stood up and walked over

the dance floor unsteadily

you followed me and

grabbed me in your arms

I held on too so I wouldn’t slip

you tightened your grip

saying it is alright

another day will see us alive

I was drunk and just laughed

didn’t think but sobered up

you said it was the best night ever

how would I know, I was drunk?

shining through the window

the moon casting its glow

Pulled myself up and strutted out

for me it was another night

will you miss me, you yelled?

not a chance, I cried

you are just the money

and I am game, I said

I was lost and found

somewhere on the plains

walking in circles

until I hit Bay town

I don’t hold on, I let go

I ain’t anyone’s heart

I am all of that and none

I am nobody, even to me

I smelt the morning air

and smiled as I inhaled

I blew smoke rings

watched it glide away

another day, another dawn

In Bay town all alone

while you saddled up

and rode away downtown