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City to Country


10.07.19 Posted in today's words by

Sydney Blondell’s most recent poem to appear here was “Ninth Grade”  (July 2019).

City to Country
By Sydney Blondell

From birth until age eleven
an environment created
where opinions are welcome
friends are of every race
and creativity flows
Was what I knew as home.

Now stuck in a cow field
where ideas are shot down
friends are only your race
and conservative minds dominate.

Sirens became animal noises
City air is now filled with truck exhaust.
Restaurant options are limited
and guns are in nearly every home.

Move countryside to
escape the violence
but the city might be safer.

An environment of night clubs
bright lights
and creative people
is no longer home, but will forever be in my mind.



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