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A Shady City
by Maria Cristina Azcona
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Relentlessly… acid rain….

 

is falling continuously…

 

(It had been rain some day).

 

Street….Never lonely, shadows and shows,

 

So, so…shady shows, shadowy streets.

 

Muddy human souls, cruel crowds, empty bowls, hands, Smoke and fuel that provoke wars.

 

Smokes of glory, empty of principles.

 

A hollow, a show, a shadow and a bare plate.

 

Empty of glory, fin secular hands.

 

Drugs and scare, violet violence

 

On violet dreams.

 

Abrupt, interrupt, disrupt, sudden, rushed,

 

a hundred feet insect falls under a car….

 

Tongue on Tango. Argot of the dirty city,

 

The city of the dirty money. A dirty angel…

 

There’s a muddy injure in his small hand.

 

Scuff, ouch, it hurts, a pain restrains me.

 

Why me? No bread, no brotherhood, no breath…

 

In the middle of the muddy rubbish,

Only dreams of glory.

 

 In the muddy city in an empty world,

 

 I am the child, the baby,

 

A rabbit,

 

 A bit.

 Maria Cristina Azcona



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/29/2006
Loved the halting flow of this piece. Very unique! Excellent imagery!

Loved what the line: "muddy human souls" conjured, and also how you kept referring to "muddy" throughout the construct to reinforce blind thoughtlessness.

Richard
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 7/14/2005

Poetic excellence flows through the lines of "Shady City".

An enjoyable reading, indeed.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/4/2005
A real take on the tough life in an inner city Maria !
Peter
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 1/25/2005
urban living in the eaves of the 21st century...you've captured the grit, the darkness, the pure will to survive and in so doing, to prosper.
Reviewed by edward ehrlicher 5/15/2003
It is a dark, insightful poem on the nature of the city and city people. As I live in Chicago I feel it deeply. Great poem, thanks for sharing.
Ed Ehrlicher
Chicago Illinois
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/14/2003
Maria, excellent. Oh! but for the wonders of the city.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 5/13/2003
a fine job
gritty and dark

good write

john+
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/13/2003
Very good write, Maria! Great description!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/13/2003
Maria, it is always so good to see you post and to read you. Bravo, a fine work.
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