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The Other Side
by Nicole L. Davis Vergara
Sunday, November 20, 2005
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Picture of Pike and Henry Sts. NYC 1936


Sour mash chards of poverty,
pungent stenches excreting in the winds
People teetering the verge of toxicity,
the city still chugs and spawns


Making way along broken streets,
tattered clothes thoughts a muck, dregs to this life
Looking for a coin heads up,
no one cares to spare a cent


Look into the gaping maw of technology,
great iron beast to mock the common man
Taunting the rich, flaunting to the poor
easier access to a larger world of sin


Alas you too become enticed, spellbound
drawn to the other life that promises, that awaits
A smorgasbord of unemployed inebriation,
the condiments of gods and goddesses of ill repute


Walk down the pike 'cross the bridge,
coctails served twenty four and seven
Bitter to sweet, sweet to bitter
the other side, opposite to heaven


(c)2005
~Nikki~



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Reviewed by Michael LaSalle 5/28/2007
expression that takes ones breath away! this deserves an ovation! loved it, such classic thought. mike
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/25/2006

This is a sample of every side of the DARK days in the CITY and
"The Other Side" of human social mind... A true diving into the sea of society and its ontological soul.

Very impressive emotion was etched on the door of my heart while I read the poetical lines of "The Other Side".

Keep posting, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 11/26/2005
Wonderful transition from picture to prose!
Reviewed by Michael Gibbs 11/25/2005
What you've done here is to put meaning and reason into every line if not every word. I took time to look and study, becasue you were kind enough to review my dribble. I'm glad I did, and I'll be back. Great work, Nikki. Probably too good to give away for free. Mike Gibbs
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/23/2005
Looks Like Tail End Of Sewers Of Viva LA Los Angelese Sleazy Little Me-He-Co,California, i.e. I **Wrote In My Published Books 1978 & Many Years Prior In 100's Letters To Politicians_

Mine Eyes Have Seen Coming Of Ill Repute (Re-Puke)Opposite Of Heaven_

** Universe Is Never Ending Sewer And It Ends On Planet Earth!

Of Ill Repute,i.e. Most Excellently Done.


TRASK
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 11/22/2005
Impressive. A fine and remarkable work committed to the truth of a world in which truth is precious and hidden like a pearl in a mussel kept entire seclusion.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 11/21/2005
yes those bars are nothing but trouble..
Love that old picture.
Great to read you Nicole...
Your a dear sweet soul here at the den for sure...
Reviewed by Addie Williams Katie Fairchild 11/21/2005
This is just excellent and so well penned and powerful. Remarkable write. Katie
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 11/21/2005
Ah Nikki, so deeply true and so very powerful, excellent expression in this poem,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/21/2005
Love that picture, and what a powerful poem this is, Nikki.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/21/2005
Nocole:

What an OUTSTANDING poem this is!!! This is so well-written and so meaningful to describe the picture. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Welcome back!!!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/21/2005
Nikki,
I could picture this on the front page of the New York Times in bold letters.

THE BIG APPLE, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

I'll take the rural life anyday. I love your writing.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/21/2005
With pubs here being givin 24/7 option. This didactic write should be on the front page of every paper.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/21/2005
Absolutely brilliant....enjoyed this read!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/20/2005
1936 New York city, probably a nicer time than we know now, isn't that the Brooklyn bridge in the background...? Maybe you know of the above poetic feelings from being there in a previous lifetime...? Still enjoy to see you posting now and again...Happy Holidays, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/20/2005
Very Evaluative write. In some cases, widespread poverty is of one's own making, replacing the real world with false illusions that pour/poor copiously from the bottle. It has been our history, is our modern-day culture, and will be some's future. Opposite, Hellbent, is the other side ... fuller living and more availability for our daily tasks and circumstances. It is the ones who take this path that are hungry for more depth, not thirsty for more drink. A very sobering write, Nikki!

Sage
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/20/2005
Nikki this is dynamic poetry with a powerful message! Last verse summed it beautifully!Kudo's!

Eileen
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