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Saturday, January 9, 2016

CITY OF MIGHTS



This was written for Poets United's Poetry Pantry #285

I never thought
I'd be a witness of the action
that goes on in a city
as I am but only simple
from an unknown place
invisible on the map
not a regular in world news

But as of now:
I'm accustomed 
and assimilated
and infatuated
by this city of mights

I feel so small
compared to the White House
and the Capitol
and the Pentagon
the Union Station
the Lincoln memorial
the Martin Luther King, Jr. figure
the National Shrine
and the pedestrians

And that's the now
I'm up, up, up in the clouds
and down, down with the frowns
It's all so different from home
But I've accustomed
and assimilated
and infatuated
by this city of mights

I feel so lucky
so fortunate
to be a part of it
I feel so blessed
so wide-eyed
to be in the city of mights.

41 comments:

  1. It sounds invigorating, being among the hustle and bustle....I like the "city of mights" - a cool description.

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  2. We all have our place in the world however small we may feel...humility and wonder are great gifts of character

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  3. You too are a city. may you keep growing..

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  4. Continue to enjoy the city. So much to see and do and appreciate!

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  5. James it is amazing how we can quickly assimilate and become part of something even a city of mights! Great write!

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  6. "city of mights" is a cool way to describe it....a city with the potential for mighty good things to happen.

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  7. Love the phrase "City of mights" :D
    Beautifully put.

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  8. There are days when you feel truly humbled in the presence of such might... truly captivating.

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  9. This is a new view of DC. You make it seem a natural force, like the ocean ... but maybe you mean to be a little critical of its uncontrollable potential? I get the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington feeling.

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  10. This reminded me of my trip to DC a couple of years ago. It is a city of might. In the presence of the Lincoln Memorial one does feel very small.

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    1. thanks Truedessa! yup, that's how I felt too!

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  11. City of might makes me think of force and also, of maybes...like the government itself. I lived in DC for a couple of years doing the chef thing and I hated being there. Oh I how wanted to go back to my little unfamous home! But you wrote an excellent poem and the rhythm of the words is wonderful. Spencer is Kanzensakura

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  12. yes, one must make the most of wherever they are at any given time and moment. this grows resilience. 'city of mights'is an interesting perceived identity.

    gracias for sharing

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  13. This sings with a child-like joy and wonder. Nurture that inner child, he is the very essence of your creativity.

    Elizabeth

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    1. thanks Magical Mystical One! It does!

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  15. Enjoy the City but it's always nice to have that little place on the map to call home. Enjoyed the poem!

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    1. thanks Broken Voices. glad you enjoyed it!

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  16. "city of mights" is an apt description! i would be in awe if i visit DC too. :)

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    1. very much. especially the National Mall. you'll love it!

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  17. Love your openness to new city and its wonders, gratefulness always returns gifts...

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    1. thanks Humbird. you are awesome! love your positiveness!

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    2. thanks Humbird. you are awesome! love your positiveness!

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