Eden Sheffroth

Rookie (June 27th 1988 / Brantford, Ontario)

Cold Lights - Poem by Eden Sheffroth

Lining up on the way to the subway
I pass crowds of thousands of faces
Each one unique, each one rare
And as cold as the glaciers and the cruel North Wind

I smile with every effort I own
Yet I'm swept away by the tide
No one offers one in return
I'm standing awash in a spotlight of cruel, harsh white

This city taught me a lesson
Among the harsh skyscrapers and chiseled stone
I'm only one person
I am humbled I am worn

The cold city lights, cruel faces and then a comforting moment
A smile in a subway, two paths connecting, a fabric sewn
I'm looking into the most peaceful eyes I have ever seen
Awash in the glow I am safe and warm
And I realize that in this cold harsh city each little pocket of love is that much more precious.

Comments about Cold Lights by Eden Sheffroth

  • (4/19/2006 7:24:00 PM)

    Eden, you're finest work yet. Lots of really good language and feeling. Keep up the good work, you're awesome. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/19/2006 6:31:00 PM)

    Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (4/19/2006 5:55:00 PM)

    Nice poem Eden! You've certainly captured the essence of city life... nice job!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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