Stuck in the City

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Stuck in the City


The Darkness of night,
Awoken by the rays of morning.
The bright light which everybody hates to look at,
But canít live without.

Suddenly the city comes alive;
The traffic builds up.
Congestion and Pollution
Are just a couple of things that come to mind.

And yet you hit a point where everything goes slow,
And it is once again safe to cross the street.
You can wait in a queue,
And not have to breathe in the noxious fumes.

You think what a blessing it would be to live in the countryside,
No cars or skyscrapers, just you and your mind.
But how would you cope with the food,
And all modern gizmos, which you donít know how to work!

And the fact that it would take an hour to get into the nearest village,
Just to get some milk and cheese you forgot this morning.
And another hour to drop your car off to get washed.
Itís not so bad when you forget things in the city.

Once again another mass of people wake up,
Getting ready for their meeting with whatís their name.
The city seems to resurrect from the dead and come back to life,
Feeding off heat and fumes.

But this time itís more intense,
Itís nearly lunchtime.
The traffic is unbearable,
Queues miles long.

How are you going to get the other side of the city for lunch?
Why donít you take theÖ
Bus? No. The train? I know,
Take the Metro.

Famous last words,
I hear you say.
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