London

London

A Poem by Sophia
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I was sat at BFI on Southbank waiting for a friend to arrive, watching the way Londoners move about and comparing how foreign it felt to where I had just been living in Asia.

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The senses confused,
The pull of a chair,
The clink of a glass,
The Pulp Fiction theme tune;

The girls in their dresses,
And their phones;
The large man and his coffee:
"Can I sit here";

People coming, in, 
And out,
Looking and deciding,
They don't fit;

The walking as though,
there is some place to go,
with their fringes,
and their walks,

But here I sit disguised as though I belong in this oversized chair.

© 2015 Sophia


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It is a very good place to wear a disguised look. I love the lines the pulp fiction theme tunes, and their phones. You have hit the nail on the head with your observations. I don't think anyone fits in London, they are all too busy to talk and locked in a world of how to get to the next place and avoiding eyes, while they super glue their eyes to their phones. I always thought apple made a mistake and should rebrand them eye phones. :-)
It is not a place I like and avoid as much as possible.
Wonderful write, capturing perfectly the disassociation of a city.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sophia

5 Years Ago

Interesting...I am infact a discontented Londoner who escaped...haha! Having the space and differenc.. read more


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this feels good. Great capture of the moment. I would urge you to think about the line pulp fiction theme tune, I know it, I hear it when you say it but don't love "theme tune". Another way to say it? Although I understand the need for the semi colons and commas maybe, just suggesting, they get in the way? This a free verse poem regardless and the line breaks give you the pause for the reader. Respect

Posted 5 Years Ago


beautiful... i love the mood that was created and the how you set up the scene in such few lines

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It is a very good place to wear a disguised look. I love the lines the pulp fiction theme tunes, and their phones. You have hit the nail on the head with your observations. I don't think anyone fits in London, they are all too busy to talk and locked in a world of how to get to the next place and avoiding eyes, while they super glue their eyes to their phones. I always thought apple made a mistake and should rebrand them eye phones. :-)
It is not a place I like and avoid as much as possible.
Wonderful write, capturing perfectly the disassociation of a city.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sophia

5 Years Ago

Interesting...I am infact a discontented Londoner who escaped...haha! Having the space and differenc.. read more

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