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Cities Can Be Like Melting Pots of Diverse Characters

Updated on December 31, 2013

Oh! Give me the buskers in the street

So I may drop them coins of worth,

And encourage them with words

And hope I´ve helped some way.

Oh! Give me city lights at night,

So I can stare in wonder like a child,

Silent in my memories..

Oh! Give me crowded cafes, people vying for seats,

Chattering and laughing, amongst aromas of coffee..

Breathe in...aaah . peace.!

Oh! Give me large department stores, an area for perfumes,

Glamorous in pretty bottles,

Scents of famous film stars.

Dancing Halls,

Concert Halls,

Theatre Plays and more..

Give me the city in all its glory,

I cannot ask for more.

Oh! Give me all of this, then return me to my busker,

Warm him with steaming mugs to drink,

Walk away and let me think of why these sights

So heal me.

They calm my mental state.

My joy comes from the city, bustling crowds,

of humans.

Some seeking out a living, yet proud of their own work.

Others on vacation, wide-eyed at the sights.

Traffic noise and music.

People all around.

I cannot be in empty fields or mountains,

With silence in the air.

As if there´s no one there.

Quiet fields with flowers, pretty,. Mountainsides with sheep,

Oh! Give me none of these.


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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    4 years ago from Great Britain

    What a wonderful comment. l do struggle with the confidence to press "publish" these days, but after these words from you, ....... oh, thank you so much.

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    Cathy Nerujen 

    4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

    What a wonderful tribute to buskers everywhere. They toil away with music and performance in rain, sleet or snow ( and some sunshine occasionally). You catch the energy of the city, so crazy and buzzing with activity. I could feel the positive vibe flood your hub and I love your ending too. What a great writer you are, Dim.

    Hey, great photo. The scribe appears. :)

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you, Jan... I appreciate you commenting. Thanks for the vote up....

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    5 years ago

    Love this hub! There is nothing more exciting that a city at night; especially the weekend. Voted up,


  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    I do love getting comments from you, Epi. They ´re as good as your hubs.

    keep warm if the snow comes. Thanks for such lovely compliments.

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    5 years ago

    ..your red hair leaves me breathless ...... so does that pint of bitter keeping you company - lol lol ......and your sacred words ring so true of the free spirit that you are - thank you for letting me rejoice in your poetic command here and yes I would love nothing better than to cozy up beside you at that pub and buy you a nice drink. Sending warm wishes and good energy and listening to my music loud here by the lake of erie , canada with my two cats Tiffy and Gabriel - and no snow yet but the cold temperatures are here - 10:30pm

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    thanks Eiddwen. It´s so good to have hubfriends , since I have to live in the country at the moment and hate it. It makes me feel , the rest of the world has packed up and left for another planet.

    You have to laugh. I know why (from childhood) that I feel this way, so that´s always half the battle sorted.

    Take care. Hugs.

  • Eiddwen profile image


    5 years ago from Wales

    So well expressed and I loved it.

    Here's to so many more from you.

    Have a great run up to Christmas and enjoy your day.


  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks a lot for reading and your lovely comment.

  • Reynold Jay profile image

    Reynold Jay 

    5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

    I'm a city boy and love what you see here. However I do enjoy the quiet that nature can offer. Well done and beautiful in capturing the emotions of being in a city.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    You are so kind. I wish you well as always.

  • Deborah Brooks profile image

    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Oh give me Christmas time in the City.. make me smile..give me joy oh my soul of these beautiful poems.. thank you so much

    love this poem..

    Merry Christmas my friend




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