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Visitor of the City

Writing to me is a therapeutic way to work through my current struggles and seems quite necessary for me right now.


Oh I took a walk

Down a London street

I could hardly believe all the faces

I could never meet

I was just a visitor

Of the city

It seems so strange

When I think of the people I met there

Knowing it's a chance in a million

That our paths would be regained

Friendly faces and places

Met me while I was there

But I was just visiting

Just a visitor of the city

(And the city - it was pretty)


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

Visiting the city sounds nice.

I traveled once to Spain and was once a visitor. I loved the architecture.

Nice one

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 18, 2020:

Well depicted. Crisp, concise and very precise.

Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on August 01, 2020:

I apologize for not getting back and replying sooner. I wrote this poem in about 1981 after visiting London with my drama class from highschool. I did just move to England over 3 weeks ago.

My life is in a lot of flux at the moment. I am staying at my boyfriend's house in Surrey (he sleeps at his pastor's house at night) and we hope to marry this year or early next year. It took me 3 planes to get here from Hawaii. Thank God for no covid after a 14 day quarantine. Tomorrow we go to church complete with face masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing. Then leave immediately after it is over. Well, it's a start.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 20, 2020:

Did you actually get to visit London? I would love to visit there. I bet it is pretty. With social distancing at a must, I will probably just read about it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 20, 2020:

This poem was a pleasant read, especially what the cities of the world are experiencing at the moment: social distancing, faces covered in masks, travel restrictions etc.

manatita44 from london on July 19, 2020:

Short and sweet!

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