Silent City

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I sit, gaze and listen out my apartment window 

As the sun sets 

I hear birds chirping

Sirens blaring 

Children playing 

And loud busses speeding by

To the right is the Hollywood sign 

Down the center, the sun setting 

With bright pinks and orange 

And to the left, a cathedral that shines with purple light by night 

A tower beside it so green it's like the emerald city

And here I sit 

Watching helicopters fly by 

Dogs barking in the distance 

And children running to the ice cream truck

I'm just one small "bloop" in this big city 

Hoping someday to make a difference 

And in the mean time 

Enjoying these noisy 

Yet peaceful and silent times as the day winds down 

As the city goes home  

 

(C)

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