hasmukh amathalal

Gold Star - 25,827 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

City Night

Night become day with flash light
The life become alive to offer delight
The whole of city comes to sudden movement
Silver spoons exchange place at the moment

Day’s tiredness is off for an entertainment
Girls make floor dance for enjoyment
The foreign liquor is flowing like water
As if the time is uncertain and going to alter

Yes in some parts of city, slum life comes to rest
Their existence is at stake even after proves hard tests
They lay on floor with bare minimum square meal
The luxury at five star hotels makes sweet deal

The flesh is on open sale and prize tag is put
The humanity is on cry and size is cut
No one is here for caring one another
Life is truly a challenge for stranger

Money is spent and entertainment is sought
No attention is paid and eyes are caught
Everybody is busy with human pursuits
As it suits their lust and serves the best

So city life is different
Day may be remaining dull and absent
Night bring about full change
Even in darkness it is well managed

Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (City Night by hasmukh amathalal )

  • Gold Star - 25,827 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/11/2014 8:27:00 PM)

    Strange word use

    Jessie Ennans5 minutes ago
    I liked the different ways you used your words, but in some places it feels awkward, Their existence is at stake even after proves hard tests. It feels like you were forcing that thought to try and fit, and this is what happened.

    Also, the poem feels dry, and distant from the life it describes. It's a matter-of-fact kind of poem, which may have been your intention, but for the reader, it feels like it denies us a journey into the underbelly of city night life. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,827 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/11/2014 8:26:00 PM)

    wording is great in this poem

    May Lynn7 minutes ago
    Comment +1 (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
[Hata Bildir]