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Lights in the City

Updated on April 8, 2016
A night in the city
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This poem brings out the beauty of the city at night.

The dark city comes alive, lit up by brilliant colored lights, vibrant and shining bright.


Darkness engulfs the city,

The sun has set, descending,

Into the shadow of darkness,

Plunging the city,

Into the deep dark realm,

Of no light.


The sun has set,

Darkness has come to life,

The city not to be outdone,

Emerging victorious,

From the shadow of the sun,

Comes alive, lighting up,

In spite of the,

Setting sun.


Buildings come alive all at once,

Lights shine bright,

Chasing away the darkness,

Cast by the setting sun,

Street lamps wake up,

Shining a bright light,

Advertisement boards,

Not to be out done,

Shine out messages,

To shop and have fun,

Fountains light up,

Spraying cold waters,

Lights come to life,

Out of the dark shadows.


Life goes on in the city,

In spite of the setting sun,

Engulfed in darkness,

Life goes on and on,

And on.


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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A whole new world emerges with darkness....the night people.....the transition is remarkable if you sit back and watch it. Well done my friend.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done, you made me miss the city, we live way out in the country which is fine most of the time, but sometimes (like when I read your poem) I miss it. Jamie

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      You have depicted so well the city coming to life at night. It always seems such an exciting place all lit up.

      Awesome poem

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for taking us on this well done journey.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      billybuc thank you for reading and the appreciation, the city is indeed a new world at night.

      jhamann thank you, you made my day:). The city is beautiful but the country side has a sweet charm that cannot be outdone by the city any day.

      Rosemay50 thank you for stopping by and the wonderful comment.

      Mhatter99 thank you for stopping by and taking this journey through the city.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Beautiful hub Nithya. Enjoyed it very much. Sharing it across.

      Cheers, Rema

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Loved this. Sigh you reminded me of home - NYC. Passing this on.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      remaniki you and cheers to you!!

      Gypsy Rose Lee thank you, home is a very special place and you must be missing NYC.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      How true, Nithya! A city never sleeps even at night it is full of life and wide awake.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      How nice! I felt like I was back in the city at night. You've captured the essence perfectly! Voted up and beautiful.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You catch the feel of the emergence of the city at night so well! I like this part the best: "The city not to be out done, Emerging victorious" :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love the city at night here where I live. It has a lovely walkway and many people are out. It is magical. Great poem.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      rajan jolly thank you. Yes a city never sleeps.

      tillsontitan thank you, am happy you felt that way. The city is a great place.

      ChristyWrites thank you for stopping by.

      teaches12345 thank you, your city is a great place!

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Sounds like a poem I would recite at poetry cafe where they snap their fingers to applaud.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      rasta1 thank you for stopping by, and for your appreciation. You made my day!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Reminds me of the night skyline in Singapore, Nithya. Thanks for sharing the lovely landscape. Passing it on with votes up!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      midget38 thank you, Singapore is a great place. Thanks for the votes and the share.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      There is nothing like a city at night. So bright and festive; always a fun time.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie thank you and yes there is nothing like a city at night.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Life goes on and on and on....Show must go on. An awesome piece of poetry, god bless.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      girishpuri thank you, yes the show must go on and on!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love being in the city at night. The lights and the mood are exciting. Thanks for putting it all together for me in this poem.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love being in the city at night. The lights and the mood are exciting. Thanks for putting it all together for me in this poem.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 thank you for stopping by. The city with all the shining lights creates a magical world.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Just truly beautiful Vellur; voted up and shared. Here's to wishing you a wonderful day also.

      Eddy.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Eiddwen thank you for your visit, vote and share. Much appreciated.

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