City Lights Poem by Hazel Durham

City Lights

Rating: 5.0

Empty road, empty life,
Struggling to be his perfect wife,
Daily drama of lost socks,
When all she wants to do is reminisce,

About her partying and letting it rock.
Trees, hedges and wild berries,
Just makes her feel sad not merry,
City lights dazzle with impact,

Of over a million heartbeats,
With a throng that never retreats.
Now she is surrounded by cattle and horses,
Wellington boots instead of her stilettos,

Her ruggedly handsome husband,
Far removed now from his dicky bows,
He smells of silage with straw strewn on his check shirt,
Emptiness has trapped her in dirt,

Of muck and manure,
Her baby kicks inside her womb,
She knows she will have to try and endure,
She loves her hubby with his soul so pure,

But city lights shine from her smile,
The distant sound of the constant beat,
Of over a million feet,
Her silk suits with her hair sculptured into a bun,

Lunch with the girls having so much fun,
Her heartache is tearing her at the seams,
Like never been allowed to see the rising sun,
Romance made her dance into a stunning dream,

About her man the kindest and loving man she will ever meet,
This empty road leads back to Dublin's streets,
To embrace the dawn of living,
She must run to make sure her baby has a life of fun,

Along familiar streets,
And coastline treats,
Her life will be a success,
Not a rural defeat!

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: love and pain
Dave Walker 06 November 2014

A great poem, sometimes we think we are missing out when the partying stops but sometimes normal life can save our life, if you can get a balance between the two then you can have the best of both worlds, but you must really except change for it to work.

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Valsa George 06 November 2014

A woman used to the glitz and dazzle of city life is made to embrace a rural life with a hardworking farmer, so simple and pure of heart, full of love! Though she enjoys her man's love and concern, she misses her former life of city splendour! Sometimes we have to make compromises in life....! . We cannot have the cake and eat it too! Great write!

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 07 November 2014

This is about striking a balance between rural and urban life when one has adopted and loved some sort of life and at the same time wishing to have charms of missing life is like running after a mirage and ending up in having grief and regrets there is a need of striking a balance in between.....amazing write....10/10

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Jak Black 07 November 2014

The city lights have never been A part of this boy's social scene. There never was a better life For children of a farmer's wife. Ha ha. Is this about you? Had you down a rural lass.

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Amitava Sur 08 November 2014

A great write with a lovely lessons of patience and agreeing with the given condition, dreaming a better life. .......... To embrace the dawn of living,

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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 June 2019

A brilliant work on love and pain, city life and rural life has been made astutely. Touching expression. Nice penmanship. I appreciate the way of presentation. Thank you dear madam for sharing with us.10

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Akhtar Jawad 11 November 2014

A beautiful comparative study of rural and urban lives. A difficult topic but the poetess has nicely managed it.

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Charles Jagongo Ogola 09 November 2014

Hey! This is so creative. I like this poem so much. Thanks for sharing.

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Bhargabi Dei Mahakul 09 November 2014

In empty road and empty life still city light pour rays to live with great attitude in understanding life. Marvellous work shared on. Each line presents the reality about life and really beautiful poem.

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E Nigma 08 November 2014

Sounds like this girl got the life she wanted but maybe a little earlier than she wanted it all. Someone who loves the present but lives in the past from time to time. At least through it all she got one handsome husband who she loves dearly. Nice piece.

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