Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 April PAD Challenge Day Six: Night Poem

At Nightfall

The city comes alive at nightfall
As the bright lights flicker on
As workers make the drive home
The city's day has just begun

The woman's fear comes alive at nightfall
Because that is when her husband comes home
She stays in constant fear
That she'll say or do the wrong thing will get him going once more

The man's world comes alive at nightfall
As he plays another melody
He earns his money one dollar at a time 
From the ones who have stopped to see

The boy's sadness comes alive at nightfall
It's too dark to see anymore
He hugs his mother as she cries once again
As she promises that they'll eat tomorrow

The band comes alive at nightfall
They are just getting onto a roll
As the crowds come around and settle down
They bring the house down once more

The girl's reality comes alive at nightfall
As she waits for her first client
She checks her makeup once more time
And prays to make it through another night

The city dies down at around dawn
The bright lights dim for the sun
As workers make the drive to work
The city's day has just begun

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