City Blue

Nae's Nest —  November 15, 2012 — 4 Comments

I never knew the city was blue

I wonder how that could be?

All the restaurants and bar room parties

Loud music and Long Island Iced Tea

It seems everyone is happy and carefree

Living the high life

What else could a city want?

But there she is, crying in the dark

Rain flooding her gutters

She is cold and stark

Under her blue lights

I look to see

A man, alone without a party

Cold in the rain, in the gutter

Alone, his life not so hardy

Underneath the blue lights of the city

No wonder the city cries, it is such a sad site

The shelter house was full, turning him away

Leaving him without a place  for the night

He had nowhere to go, nowhere to stay

Beaten and cold, no one who cares

He sits on a bench at the bus stop

This will be his bed for the night

Until he is shooed away by a cop

Maybe by then rain will have stopped

He has been beaten by a group of kids

Sore,bruised, hurting in his ribs

And so the life of this poor man

Every day pours with rain

The act of living is a strain

Fighting to survive

A struggle to live

Wondering whether his life

He should give

Tired and broken down

He is giving up, he lays down

Closes his eyes for the last time

He drinks poison, instead of booze

His final sleep, under the moon

In the rain

Wet and cold

Renee Robinson

Nae's Nest


I find myself "Dancing With Cancer", problem is...I can't dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry....just about anything goes.

4 responses to City Blue


    So sad. The photo you paired it with is perfect.


    What a sad poem. It reminds me of Hunchback in the Park by the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, another very moving piece. Thank you for this 🙂

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