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A City at Night. What a Beautiful Sight.
From 10,000 ft. the bright city lights are
bringing a smile to my face,.
They sparkle, as if to compete with
the moon and stars in the sky.
I stare through the window as the plane
is descending, from such a great height,
that 10,000ft seems almost on land.
So beautiful looks a city from here,
Lighting from white to deep amber,
I imagine theatres, with jewelled hands clapping
As thespians take their last bow.
Or a ballet with tutus, pastel shades
of all colours..
A ballerina lifted high above
her strong partner in dance..
A city at night, such a beautiful sight.
At least it is here from 10,000ft.
From here l don't see the shuffling
feet of a man on his way to his own
little spot, where he lays down to sleep
In his own cardboard box.
or the girl being raped
by more than one man.......so alone
where no-one can hear her distress.
Our cities are mixtures of darkness and light,
Ans l see the the beauty of bright beaming lights,
up here from 10,000ft.
We slowly descend and now l see roads,
cars look like toys on a track.
The lights are still bright and l cannot
help but see them through child-like eyes.
As a child sees the beauty, l see the good.
Enjoy while l can from 10,000ft.
Down to earth will come soon enough.
For now l can look at at bright city lights,
Shining like stars in the sky.
Think only good thoughts ,
Put a smile on my face....
Ready once more to face daily life.