My City Dreams

Updated on March 12, 2018
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

I wonder if the city I love,

could be like the city in my dreams,

where the sun always shines

and the streets are paved with marble,

where there are no worries -

but always smiling faces.

I wonder but I also know,

that my city is far from perfect,

there are days it seems magical

and days when it is gray and ordinary,

people seem uncaring,

shouldering their worries

and children run in dirty streets.

But oh, to have my city,

look like no other,

with fountains splashing colored rainbows

and parks emerald green,

avenues and boulevards lined with trees

and streets sparkling clean after the rain -

stretching for miles before me.

Where gas fumes quickly rise above

and the air has a scent all its own,

of street food and tiny shops,

where there are neighborhoods,

where I can always wear a smile

and people answer in kind,

where children play in playgrounds,

that look like Alice’s wonderland

and life is just really grand.

But the city in my dreams,

is but a fantasy,

in reality, my city is always filled with adventure,

where the good and the bad mingle,

where there are daytime worries

and joyful nights,

when the neon lights are so very bright

and people trip the light fantastic.

My city dreams entertain me

and I can see sailing ships in the harbor,

to me, my city will always be a dream,

no matter what the reality,

for I know the truth,

I am the dream -

my city dreams.

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    © 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        12 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Thank you, Shauna glad you enjoyed this.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        12 months ago from Central Florida

        Wow, Rasma. This is really beautiful! Love the ending.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        17 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        You welcome Augustine. Yes, it would be delightful.

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        Augustine A Zavala 

        17 months ago from Texas

        I want to live in your version of the city, sounds beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        17 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Thank you, Nikki. Blessings to you.

        Thank you Manatitia. Oh, yes then we can meet in El Dorado.

        Thank you Rodric.

        I agree with you Bill that would be an appropriate song too but I chose A Heart in New York because as you know it is my hometown even though the poem in no specifically about it.

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        Nikki Khan 

        17 months ago from London

        Wonderful poetry Gypsy, city dreams and I dream in it.

        Mind Blowing dear.Loved reading it.

        Great piece of poetry.

        Bless you.

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        17 months ago from london

        This recurrent theme of dreams. One day we will all find the city of El Dorado. Nice poetry.

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        Rodric Anthony 

        17 months ago from Peoria, Arizona

        I do not read poetry, but I liked this. I could imagine the city dreaming and me dreaming in the city. This is such deep poem. I puts me in the mind of the city being a person and the inhabitants are all dreams that the city is having and seeing--nightmares even.

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        Bill Holland 

        17 months ago from Olympia, WA

        "Imagine" by John Lennon is playing in my head as I read this.


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