The mechanical life of city yearns for simple life ...


Escape from the City

He came here
with dreams
of family and friends
And was soon
engulfed by
A house loan
A top-up loan
A car loan
Yet another top-up
Like a triple
scooped ice-cream

Our lives are
spread-out like
various flavored
pizzas on a table
for many bankers
to feed on

We are sheep
that follow rules
and get sold
to the system
like bonded
slaves

Some times
I wish I lived in
a tree-house
by the riverside
Then we could
play all day
in the river
grill fish for dinner
And sleep huddled
together
in a loving embrace.





Poetry by Neelima
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Written on 2008-04-09 at 08:38

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Peter J. Kautsky
enjoyed the "triple scooped ice cream" metaphor. Enough credit to make you sick.

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2008-12-09


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2008-12-08


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Today our lives seem to have become so materialistic - a spiral of debt engulfs us, with all the paraphernalia of cars, mortgages, new kitchens - I think many of us would love to just be ourselves again - find the priorities that enrich our lives

Elle x

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2008-04-29