Would The Lights Turned Off - Poem by Jessie Hopkins
I stare up at the empty, boring sky
and listen to the city life below.
As I lie in bed I ask myself why
people are always rushing to and fro.
Where are they off to with such a fast pace?
Why are they always in such a hurry?
How can they live in this eternal race?
From place to place, like a mouse, they scurry.
If the city was frozen for a day
and time was no longer a thing held dear,
would they live life in a different way?
Would they let go of their worries and fears?
Would they learn to dance and abandon their cars?
Would the lights turn off and we’ll see the stars?
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