A microscopic Saturday night

A microscopic Saturday night

A Poem by Luke Ritta
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A poem about Saturday night across the world.

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Mexico City: A weeping mother holds her dead teenage son in her trembling hands.

 

A crowded wedding takes place in the suburbs of Lahore.

 

Incense sticks and candles burn at a funeral in Beijing.

 

A happy German family watch television together.

 

The West coast of America: A teenager spend many hours on the Internet.

 

A wealthy businessman looks forward to taking his wife to a very expensive restaurant in the heart of Paris.

 

Deranged, upset and lonely...A homeless man looks forward to everything.

 

An old man sucks in his last gasp of oxygen in a care home in Rome.

 

The chaotic streets of Calcutta! A disabled woman asks for money with a smile on her face.

 

Children with utter joy in their hearts play football on the dusty roads Senegal.

 

A middle aged man drinks expensive wine with his wife in western Australia and then heads off to bed with blurred vision.

 

On the streets of London a young woman lays on a wet pavement with vomit smeared across her pretty face.

 

A healthy baby is born in Morocco.

 

                                 An old woman dies in Israel.

 

A father and his two sons gaze into a crackling fire as they camp in Northern Canada.

 

A young man in his Sao Paulo watches an independent movie; halfway through the movie he sheds a tear.

 

A party is in full swing in a Brooklyn apartment. Good-looking humans flirt and dance all night long.

 

A lonesome woman reads a novel over candlelight in a wooden shack on outskirts of St Petersburg

 

A board housewife walks around a huge supermarket in Tokyo.

 

A Norwegian girl has her first orgasm.

 

Kabul, Afghanistan: a man hands out bowls of cardamom infused rice and skews of spicy lamb from his street cart.

 

In a small Spanish town a middle-aged woman does absolutely nothing.

 

 

   ©LukeRitta

 

© 2012 Luke Ritta


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I think its funny how often we concentrate on ourselves without realizing that there is so much more going on around us. I think its far too large to wrap our minds around, especially considering how many people there are in this world. Some things we take for granted and we continue going day by day completely wrapped up in our safe little world.

Makes me also wonder how many souls we've overlooked in our day-to-day comings and goings. Makes me wonder what their story is. Have you ever really stopped to look at other people and really try and understand or guess at what their life must be like. A very interesting read that really makes me think about interpersonal communication and what we assume when we look at people without the understanding of the depth of the individual. So much going on in this world and so many stories to tell. Brilliant write, my friend.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This is a brilliant piece. Very well written =D

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Dear Luke,

I read this lovely poem of you already for the 10th time,
I can't get enough from it. It's perfect, it's so true, and
Seen with an sharp eye of England.
And all that you have probably traveled.
I couldn't review earlier, out of internet...
But wow wow wow, what a write, goosebumps of purity!

E.L.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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This is just utterly stunning. You brought in the reality, the contrast, the disparity, the confusion, the world by the words of a simple poem. Your piece speaks depth, and I can't help but want more of this. Perfect beginning, perfect conclusion. We live in a world of ignorance, most of us don't notice, but you brought the reality, and variety. Loved it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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NEWS OF THE WORLD on A paGE...THE LAst line maDE ME LAugh, trouble with text not intented. reaLLY ENGAging

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have managed to sum it all up in one piece, that takes some damn fine talent!!!
Awesome love, unsettling, sorrowful, happiness and anguish...in fact, all emotions included...superb!
xoxo

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I feel like all that just happened as I was sitting here reading this.. Your work is always so packed full of reality and truth.. I love it..xo and so true.. xo

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Dear Luke Ritta,

Woooow! This was amazing. The connection between every one from around the globe. Clicking on the title was like hopping on a plane and taking a trip around the world into the window of the lives of individuals from birth, death, deed, and so on. I was amazed at the view. The last line is my favorite. I'm the teenager teehee. I give this a flat 100 especially for creativity.

Thanks for sharing!

Sincerely Livana Lowell (LL)

God bless

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, this is really amazing! There's so much going on in this world and most of the time people are too busy with their lives to care about others. This was interesting to read and different. We live in such an unique and busy place. Too much to keep up with all of it. Again, excellent write! XD


Ashley Rivers-- your friend ;)

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Brilliant, there's no other word for it. I felt like such a peeping tom reading this piece >.< It's like you took a little of everything from everywhere and lined them up with windows for us to see. Or flown us around the world, stopping every now and then to hover over a scene, then zooming us to another place. The imagery was beyond incredible. ^_^

Posted 8 Years Ago


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that is a wild saturday night though

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Luke Ritta
Luke Ritta

London, United Kingdom



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Hi, I am 26 and from London. I love writing short stories, poems and novels. My writing is a bit like Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway. I love reading classic Literature, from Tolstoy to Proust, I .. more..

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