Cicero Grey

Street Music - Poem by Cicero Grey

If ever encountered with city life
One may be slightly fazed
The crowds, the noise, the energy
Is enough to put one in a daze

Most tourists and travelers who come from the ‘burbs
May think cities are noisy and loud
Yes, it’s loud, but to us it is music, not noise
And it touches us all in the crowd

This thing you call noise that engulfs all our homes
Is a little thing we call street music
The musicians and singers who play in the streets,
To the tune of a ‘lectric acoustic

Jazzy tunes from the streets wafting through the window
Make me dance, fill my head with warm mist
Rhythmic drum beats and bold, steady percussion sound
Get my mind in a tangled up twist

All these tunes in a mix with some everyday sounds
Makes the city a musical place
Sounds of traffic and shouting and talking and walking
Intermingled with alto and bass

Only urbanites know what I mean when I say
City sounds are those that are most soothing
It’s the cross between life and art all in one place
That make up our most comforting hearings.

Comments about Street Music by Cicero Grey

  • (5/22/2005 2:16:00 PM)


    I lived in NYC for a few years. I know the sound of the city. I guess you have to really be born there to really accept it. But the hussle and bussle of the life was fun. Really enjoyed your insite of city life. Nice poem.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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