Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: sandrea mosses, iChristina Neely, iBarbara Henry, iJohn MacEachern, iJerry Engler, iSteve Kerr, iDilip Dahanukar, i
  Home > Philosophy > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Pia Shannon

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 48 titles
· 119 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Sep, 2004

   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Solar Eclipse July 2009

· Astrology and personal truth

· Imagine

· The Window

· Dawn

· The Ball

· Flagellation

· gone

· Knowing

· Medley of thoughts

· Crow

· Awakening

         More poetry...

Pia Shannon, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  Arid is the urban sprawl
by Pia Shannon
Monday, February 08, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan

Recent poems by Pia Shannon
•  Imagine
•  The Window
•  Dawn
•  The Ball
•  Flagellation
           >> View all 46

Soulless and meaningless is life without nature, no green, no flowers, only concrete and the constant hum of robotic life,

Arid is the urban sprawl

Robbed of vitality and wonder.

Spewed with concrete and attitude

Lawns lay dead and forgotten;

Trees hang on to threads of pain

Patiently waiting for rain - through

Their forced slumber...

Energy resonates to the lack -

Of protest,

People gather with aimless thoughts

As the slow venom of mindlessness

 Engulfs and fools.

(No nature sprites live here...)

Aliveness through life lost, to the demons

Who rule and corrupt,

What once sparkled with ease, now

Dredged with contemptuous greed.

A city of congestion and chaos

Lost to the mindless care of Politians

Focused on highways and cavalier.

Rivers lay heaving, parks barren and

Gardens are soulless in their emptiness

No fairies or gnomes –

No natural magic, all lost

No character, no charm, no life

Stolen by the bitter ones claiming

Preservation ....                                          Pia


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/29/2010
Harsh, real, sad, and very true with many urban landscapes. Thank you, Pia. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/11/2010
Excellent work.take care

  1. Bullwhip
  2. Pause
  3. Branching Out
  4. alone in a desert...
  5. A vivid imagination my only refuge…
  6. Without imitating self...
  7. ...i write...
  8. Bring On the Blistering Wind
  9. Does infinity exist...?
  10. Hoss
  11. Uncounted
  12. Clearing my Mind...
  13. Be Happy While Ye Live For Ye'll Be A Long
  14. Darkness covers everything in darkness..
  15. Where do we go from here...?
  16. In a bored state of mind
  17. Is it late or early...?
  18. Snow Flakes
  19. Rambling through briar patch of the ID...
  20. Quality

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.