20 Lines A Day

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Under the Brooklyn Bridge

The traffic and the lights are what drew me here.

And then I saw the buildings and gasped in surprise.

How do they make the buildings so high?

I walk the streets and up and down the steps I go.

Subways seem loud but in all reality it’s pretty tranquil down here.

Alone in a world of a billion people.

No where to turn in a world of a million streets.

How does one get lost with these numbered signs?

32nd. St.  33rd. St. and so on and so on.

A tiny cafe is bustling with the morning crowd.

This is not my place.

A dive bar at the corner near an alley with a few people sleeping on cardboard bed.

This is not my place.

Under a bridge, sand and water all around.

A pen and a notebook in my hand.

This is my place to find myself.

My place to be who it is I am to be.

Dreaming………..  always dreaming.



Photo courtesy of http://wirednewyork.com/brooklyn_bridge_wtc.htm



I walk along the rivers
Which sources lie between
The pale white clouds in the sky
Which ends anywhere
Its tail a snaking wisp of smoke

I want to cross
The rickety wooden bridge
To the other side,
An uncharted mysterious terrain where
Strangeness is subjective.

January, and with it comes new courage,
New light,
New heart.
I finally cross it.
The raging rapids conquered
Connections, bold
And strong.




Palindrome/Mirror Poetry

Beware: It is quite difficult- at least I think so.

Here are the rules-

  1. You must use the same words in the first half of the poem as the second half, but
  2. Reverse the order for the second half, and
  3. Use a word in the middle as a bridge from the first half to the second half of the poem

Here is what I wrote(its a little silly)-

shadow in light,

brain’s light is


is light, brain’s light

in shadow.


The Bridge

Accusations made

                No compromise

                                Guiltless pride

                                                Ego prevailed

                                                                Reason abandoned


                                                                Forget about pride

                                                                Overcome your ego

            LISTEN WITH                    Regret your actions

                                                                Give it a chance

            OPEN ARMS                      Identify your responsibility

                                                                Voice your regret

            VALUE                                 Extend understanding

                                                                No accusations

            EXPRESS                             Express your feelings

                                                                Stay calm

                                                                Show compassion



                                                Ease of mind





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