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    For Those That Dwell In The City By The Bay

    Yeah, I grew up in a town called Perth Amboy. There's a lot of history here but no one seems to know where it is. It's made fun of constantly by other towns. It came to the point where most of the people here hate it themselves. But deep down, they care for it. I attend the High School here and I'm going to enter this into a contest, I just want to know what you guys think. I'm not much of a poet so don't expect higher from me.

    Perth Amboy, the forgotten city;
    Behind a cloud of fog, that's gritty.
    Crowded hallways imitate our streets;
    Nike, the winged goddess, plastered on our feet.

    Along the shore of the waterfront planks;
    Which used to be as clear and the cleanest riverbanks.
    Now it's overrun with dirt and grim;
    Caused by our ignorance time after time.

    Natives, like me and you;
    Belittle the name of our city, harsh but ‘tis true.
    Come winter, summer, spring, then fall;
    We will leave our little village once and for all.

    Remembering our town, school, family, and friends;
    Being nostalgic from beginning to end.
    But no matter the distance, no matter how far away;
    We will never forget "The City By The Bay."
    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde.

    Leave me and my simple sig alone. I like it. ^o^

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    Re: For Those That Dwell In The City By The Bay

    now is this a poem about pollution, or leaving your home?
    I cannot decide, but I like the feel of it and would like to
    read more of your work. ok

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    Re: For Those That Dwell In The City By The Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by overload View Post
    now is this a poem about pollution, or leaving your home?
    I cannot decide, but I like the feel of it and would like to
    read more of your work. ok
    Heh. I wrote this in about half an hour, I just wrote down what I felt like. I got it most from the conversations I've over heard. You know, "Perth Amboy sucks. It's filthy, I can't wait until I leave here." Thanks though, like I said, I'm not much of a poet.
    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde.

    Leave me and my simple sig alone. I like it. ^o^

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    Re: For Those That Dwell In The City By The Bay

    Your style is diffrent from others. Write more poems and soon you shall perfect your style.

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    Re: For Those That Dwell In The City By The Bay

    I like the part about "Nike, the winged goddess"

    Although Im more of a K-swiss, Reebok person myself.

    Can you tell me more about your city, Im real curious.
    ... Not Ever Again...

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    Re: For Those That Dwell In The City By The Bay

    Thanks. I never noticed I was different, it all seems alike to me.

    Not many people understand the whole Nike thing, I'm glad someone knows about it, lol.

    Uh, well, my city is awesome. First capital of Jersey. It has the second oldest historical cityhall still in use. The first African American voted right here. That's just a few I remember.
    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde.

    Leave me and my simple sig alone. I like it. ^o^

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