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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, November 11, 2005

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