Jessie Hopkins

Rookie - 0 Points (9/23/94 / Missouri, United States)

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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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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