The sounds and smells of the night

Thema C. By Thema C., 27th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Though I love the people in my neighborhood I don't live in the best area. Sleep is sometimes difficult to come by. No complaints, it is what it is and this is what I got from it. Enjoy the poem.

Sounds and smells of the night

This is a poem I came up with after taking a moment to think about my neighborhood. A bit disturbing yes, but that'll be my neighborhood for you. Well, enjoy!

I wake up to the smell of morning dew,
go to sleep to the smell of paper mill
and the lingering stench of gun powder
the nights are abnormal
without shots being fired

this old, quiet neighborhood
never knew the meaning
of the word silent
so we grow quiet
to make up for the restlessness

daybreak brings comfort
a sort of peacefulness
and for a moment
life seems to be balancing
until the day ends
and night brings
back the shadowed noises


Day, Neighborhood, Night, Noises, Sounds, Streets

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author avatar Thema C.
I am a speaker of life and truth. The only way to change is to actually admit there's a problem. Many are afraid to do that but I am not. So I will through poetry.

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author avatar Uranta Emmanuel
29th Sep 2011 (#)

Beautiful poem. thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Thema C.
29th Sep 2011 (#)

no problem, poetry is what I do.

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author avatar Denise O
6th Jul 2012 (#)

Well done work of art. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Thema C.
6th Jul 2012 (#)

no problem, thanks for reading

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