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All alone, staring into space,
sitting on a ledge always the same;
life is stifling, going nowhere,
just as boring as my name.

I hate that nothing I do changes anything,
except wallowing deeper in my woes;
even facing forward, not backward
does little to keep me on my toes.

Now all I see through my endless tears
are hues grey and bleak;
silence abounds, though noise everywhere,
as humanity rarely to me speaks –

no escape –
footfalls on the concrete sidewalk
mechanical precision
like robots on a mission
predetermined destination
stride with a distinctive purpose
oblivious of traffic
and wooden motion of passers-by
predictable routine
little deviation
one after the other
into buildings
into subways
into cabs
endless procession
same bland expressions
mentally preparing for the regimen of another mundane day;
similar attire –
society’s workforce uniform;
babble of toneless voices
one chorus overlapping another
drowning out individual words
becoming empty street noise
talking on cells
taking a puff
eating on the fly
lives lived in fast forward
cacophony of honking
shouted epithets
random hollow guffaws
throbbing bass from a passing radio
wafts through an open car window
totally absorbed in the moment
glimpsing only a fraction of the whole scene
and remembering none of it
new rhythm of life
though the beat of the societal drum is the same –

Suddenly invisible hands caress her upper arms,
as a gentle voice whispers in her ear;
‘Do not give up hope or future dreams,
but look past your endless tears.’

‘Open your heart, open your mind,
look far, look beyond the bleak abyss;
then welcome all you see with your soul,
as there is so much more to life than merely this.’

Magnificent wonders await inspiring eyes;
seek the calming influence of nature’s magic,
travel even a short distance into the green
to quiet your spirit and those woeful, empty cries –

majestic mountains
crystal clear emerald lakes and flowing streams
verdant valleys or acres of savannah grass
brilliant multicolored wildflower meadows
life offers so much more than empty echoes of footfalls
on hard concrete and the city morass

Or simply see the change within society
when the week’s duties are done
for now hearts casually roam free
to enjoy every ounce of simply having fun –

landscape heralds a new look
ducks break free
wings flap on the water
leaving the daily grind behind,
with a renewed vigor
and joyful laughter
brightly colored outfits and headbands
pass in a flash,
running feet on rich, green grass
sneakers roaming free
vitality blossoming in tag and hide’n’seek;
soccer balls, footballs, and Frisbees
whirl and twirl,
age matters not one iota;
languid pace
as loafers and sandals stroll casually along
enjoying each moment,
time has no consequence,
but life has suddenly taken on a new meaning.

Poem Copyright: Birgit Jensen (Birgit73)
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@soupdragon46 - Thanks for taking the time to comment. We appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed our collaboration. 😁 Birgit

Book marked both.Love the verse. Thanks to both of you.


Did the big one, couldn't resist. Work is waiting patiently, lol. Thanks again, Birgit & Ken!


There is also a smaller version, if you’d rather do that. Thanks, Sylvia, for your support.


A beautiful poem, Birgit, amazing! Thank you, I .ove it, too. Going to do the puzzle but later. I am too busy right's bookmarked.


Love it! :)


Ken likes to issue both sizes and that way we reach more puzzlers. Glad that you liked the collaboration.


Thank you for the larger puzzle :-D


Thanks, Cyndi. Appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed our latest. 😊


Another amazing collaboration between the two of you.....Love this


Hey everyone...lots going on so my thoughts were slower in coming but eventually my mind doesn't fail me...this poem is a blend of themes between a poem I wrote a few years ago and current ideas based on the image. You will notice that the style is a combination of rhyming and free verse to enhance the theme. Hope you enjoy our newest collaboration. Birgit


Here you all go. Another collaboration by Birgit and myself. Longer time coming but so enjoyable. Hope you think as well.

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