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Where the Crowds Gather and Meet

Bright city lights

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The City Life



Walking down the street

Where the crowds gather and meet

in street cafes and shops

Many different stops


The rush hour traffic

jostling to catch a cab

A throng entering the subways

that eventually get them home


Tired faces the passengers wait to get off

a long day at office

Their hot bath and bed they dream

soaking away the tensions amidst the steam


Cities have their pros and also their cons

Some find the country too slow and boring

City lights and vibrant cafe's is what they want

with it's challenges and non stop liveliness at it's core


Cities have their place in my heart

although the country will always be a part

of my past and memories etched in my mind

the slow pace of the fields and the bright blue sky, is kind to the soul.

Stately pine trees

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Balancing City and Country

A balance between the city and the country can be a way of keeping up with what is going on in the world. Each is beneficial. Sometimes think a dose of each, is therapeutic.

Roses and hearts

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Walking down a leafy lane

A walk down a leafy lane or meandering through a rose garden, can do much to invigorate the senses and lift your mood.

Take time to smell the roses

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Comments

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 22, 2020:

Thanks Peggy. I am glad I have had the privilege to experience. both, too. Keep safe :)

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 22, 2020:

So true, Brenda. The convenience of the city to purchase food and the variety of choices, is definitely something I missed, living in the country. keep well :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 21, 2020:

As a child, I lived in the country. As a teenager, my family lived in a smaller town. Now, for most of my life, I have lived in a city. I can understand the allure of all of these settings.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 21, 2020:

Diana,

I have lived in both. The country and the slow pace seem to fit my style more often.

But there are times when the streets roll up that I wish I were closer to the city.

The enormous food choices in the middle of the night...the constant energy where something is always around the corner to do...sometimes I find myself yearning.

Great poem.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 21, 2020:

Thanks Lorna.

The city has its challenges and can be frustrating at times, but also invigorating. Funny you mentioned a country town. Jodah also moved to a smaller town too.

Good to have a visit to the city, at times, to keep up with what is new and cutting edge.

Keep well, Lorna :) Thanks for your encouraging words.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 21, 2020:

Thanks Lorna.

The city has its challenges and can be frustrating at times, but also invigorating. Funny you mentioned a country town. Jodah also moved to a smaller town too.

Good to have a visit to the city, at times, to keep up with what is new and cutting edge.

Keep well, Lorna :) Thanks for your encouraging words.

Lorna Lamon on October 21, 2020:

I love the bustle of the city, however, when I was studying in Edinburgh I always looked forward to returning home to the country. I now live and work in a country town. It's good to have a balance and I enjoyed your lovely poem which highlighted the best of both.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 20, 2020:

Staying in a smaller town is way better than a huge city, with a tendency to slip into anonymity.

Hope it gives you a little of both the worlds, that you like. Thanks John, for your positive feedback. Keep safe.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 20, 2020:

Very well written Diana, and you captured well the city vs country experience in a few words. I lived on 40 acres until a few years ago, but decided to sell up and move into town to be closer to amenities. It is only a small rural town though which is good.

Although I spent my younger years working and living in the big city I couldn't handle that anymore.

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