Savita Tyagi


Summer Night - Poem by Savita Tyagi

Hot and humid summer night
Canopy of post oak and black jack under the black sky
Half moon and a star gazing
Upon leaves quiet
Emptiness as dark as black sky reins
On vacant neighborhood street
There is life in side those houses
But chilling silence makes one wonder
Is it really a community?
Detached housing- detached neighbors
Detached emotions- hearts apart miles
Morning brings a little life
But just for a little while
Soon the sound of garage openers dies
And with it dies the commotion of life in neighborhood
Kids get dropped off to summer camps or day cares
Dusk brings their quiet return
The thrill of hot steamy summer evening is lost
Lost upon tired faces
Lost in the cool interior
Lost in the exciting images of television
The drawing of shades locks every thing in
Locks the mysteries of summer nights out
Suspense and adventure would be found in the video games
Not in a sweaty aimless run around town
The black summer night slithers on city life.


Comments about Summer Night by Savita Tyagi

  • Mai Murphy Venn (2/24/2016 1:16:00 PM)


    lovely poem Savita. nice flow (Report) Reply

    Savita Tyagi (2/24/2016 7:43:00 PM)

    Thanks Mai. Appreciate your reading the poem.

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  • Mark Dillon (1/13/2013 7:33:00 PM)


    true, sometimes it's like sky and playstation have robbed the streets (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 3, 2013


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