City Girl

City Girl

A Poem by duff
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Her dress wept with rain

Mascara streaking black

Dashing heels drowning

The daily news umbrella

Reading for stormy days

Sly crosswalk negotiator

Taxis soaked in stoplight

A symphony conducting

The skyscraper acoustic

Streets breathing heavy

Into the night she struts


© 2020 duff


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I was born in the city of London. I would find it impossible to live there with the hustle and bustle now. I'm a country girl at heart. Your imagery reminded me of where I once used to be. Give me the open air rather than the city lights. Well penned lines.

Chris

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duff

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Thank you Chris!



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City Girl, that's a very nice film! Inside my head of course. What a busy street to get caught in the rain. :)

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duff

1 Week Ago

Thanks Yan! Ya, its just an image that stuck
I really enjoyed these creatively penned descriptions of a rainy time....

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duff

1 Week Ago

Awesome! Thank you Dhara
this piece let's us
feel the fast paced
rush of the big busy
city..noise ..lights ..
action..

city girl reminds
me of Anne Hathaway
in the movie
"The Devil Wears Prada"
she runs herself silly
as Meryl Streep s
whipping girl ..great
movie ..

much enjoyed this poem
nicely penned


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duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you Fran! I'm happy you liked it
"Taxis soaked in stoplight" love that line.

well from the male perspective, I can really appreciate this poem...having grown up in my early days of living in the Bronx...and hearing all of the music in this poem...and for the sights that reflect for me such memories.
j.

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duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you Jacob
The impression is this word portrait reflects an actual occurrence. The speaker notices a young woman dashing for a dry space amidst the rain in the city traffic. The episode is momentary, as she negotiates the hostile elements safely, and then "Into the night she struts." One might wonder why the speaker noticed this one female, My guess is that she was hot.

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duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you John! It's always been an image that stuck and tried to put it into words
“Walk this way”..your City Girl fiercely stilettos her way down the streets of Manhattan.
She owns it...yes. Every line captures her boldness, her self-sufficiency to survive in the asphalt jungle. She Owns It! “Dashing heels drowning”- but never going down for the third time. Great flow, imagery, metaphor, alliteration. Love this duff!

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duff

1 Week Ago

As always I appreciate your kindness and clever insight! Thank you Annette. I hope you're well my f.. read more
I was born in the city of London. I would find it impossible to live there with the hustle and bustle now. I'm a country girl at heart. Your imagery reminded me of where I once used to be. Give me the open air rather than the city lights. Well penned lines.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you Chris!
I was transported to the Big Apple by your words. What a perfect description of what happens in a rainstorm in the city. I can remember running with a newspaper over my head on city streets. Wonderful write. Lydi**

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duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you Lydia! I'm happy you liked it
The imagery this verse conveys is very impressive. I've spent time in both New York and Boston and seen many examples of your city girl. I love this verse.

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duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you my friend! Its an image that sticks with me.
I'm wondering if I should call this a rectangular review, (owch!) perfect down to the last letter.
I always enjoy poems about the city, although as a country boy, don't particularly enjoy being there
Very good read

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duff

1 Week Ago

Thank you Dave. In my earlier years I was always in the city but as I get older crowds bother me. .. read more

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