Michael Stephens

Rookie (04/14/1961 / Atlanta, GA)

Night And The City Of Broken Dreams - Poem by Michael Stephens

it is night, again,
insomnia infects my veins;
i wonder through this vacant city of broken dreams
and heartless, desperate schemes.
i find my way to the night before,
to live in the shadow of the one i love.

tonight, no one waits or wants for me:
she is elsewhere, with someone new.
i finger the creases of my shirt and,
write a million poems in my head
while I walk these empty streets full of broken dreams
and naked dread.

i put the memories back together;
this unpredictable city of twisted streets:
a map of our love - the bars where we used to meet
all empty now and silent;
and these streets echo with the bladed screams
of my memories as they burst forth.....


Comments about Night And The City Of Broken Dreams by Michael Stephens

  • (1/22/2006 7:23:00 PM)

    'this unpredictable city of twisted streets.. ' I like this line a lot. This is a haunting poem filled with great images. Keep writing, this is good. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



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?



Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, November 11, 2005


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]