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when city lights dance like drops of rain
dribbling off of window panes,
when the urban noise of trains and planes
for seconds seems to call your name,
when chalk on sidewalks rolls away
and colors form and mix with grays, 
when little tides have kept at bay 
the garbage dumps of yesterday,

the garbage man will catch his trash,
the rain will rinse the chalky ash,
the trains will break on rusty tracks, 
and city lights will fade to black




For all you city folks.
The city is really pretty to me, and (FOR SOME ODD REASON) all the stuff that other people are disgusted by,
like trash, and graffiti, and dirty roads, I find kind of beautiful.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Very nice! 

I love how a city looks at night :) 
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks so much! 
Me too! :dummy:
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Welcome! :)

Its pretty 
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you uvu
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Welcome!
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EmCh3ng Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, your poem paints a very vivid picture. Reminds me of NYC :)
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you think of New York when you read! :la: I live in Chi-town, but New York has always kind of been a place of "big dreams" to me, and I've always kinda wanted to go there \ o / There, and other places, of course!
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wolfgirl2403 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That's really good. I love the city as well. New York being my favorite. :)
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks so much! New York is a pretty popular place, I see! My dad tells me stories about it a lot C: I drew a lot of inspiration for this from my own city, but New York is just as beautiful :heart:
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wolfgirl2403 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah~ :) New York city is pretty much the only city I've been to so I don't have much frame of reference, but I really like it. If you ever get the chance to go, you should go to the huge toy store. XD 
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
TOY STORE? COUNT ME IN LOL! I heard there's a Pokemon Center down there that I've been dying to see! :la:
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wolfgirl2403 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
HahaXD I've never been to the Pokemon Center in there. I didn't even know it had one. XD Guess I'm not the biggest fan of Pokemon.. Only places in there I've been have been the Toy store, Statue of Liberty, and Times Square. 
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
LUCKY BUTT
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wolfgirl2403 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe:) I know I am~ Amu Hinamori (Wink) [V1] 
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Writer
WOW. I love it. :heart: And I'm like a ...suburban folk? But I like your sense of beauty :)
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks! And LOL I get you--I used to live in the suburbs for a while, and I grew to like both places! I'm like a mixed breed (:
Thank you for reading and enjoying my work! I'm sure others also see the beauty in cities like I do!
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
Mixed breeds are the best, you get good parts from EVERYWHERE XD
And yeah, cities are really full of human-ness, aren't they?
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
THEY ARE
And it's amazing, how "human" cities are! I space out a lot, thinking about how all that stuff used to be grass and farmland and people moved in and built and built and built and it became what it is!
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Writer
Sometimes I feel bad though, because I do like nature, with all its grassy goodness XD 
Cities are like a person's mark on the world. You know who leaves the biggest mark on the world? Architects and the ones who build their designs.
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Writer
True, cities are full of pros and cons! :la: They're symbols of advancement, yet they take the place of all the grassy green stuff that used to be there /orz
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Writer
:D Pretty much.
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what they say,
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Nice poem btw.
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Writer
Indeed!
And thank you! :dummy:
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roup14 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2014   Digital Artist
you wrote so nicely on city lights. It so simple n thoughtful :clap:
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks so much :iconeweplz: I like simple stuff--I'm glad you thought so highly of this ; v ;
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WhiteHeartFlame Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done.
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Miellat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks! C:
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WhiteHeartFlame Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! :3
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