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The Metropolis The Metropolis
by Nikos Laios
2014-05-29 10:07:39
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The Metropolis

Under the
Light of coal
img_1091_400Powered stations,
Metal tracks
Sink into
the earth,as
Millions of city
Lights flash
Like camera
Bulbs.

Flashing
Lights falling
Deeply on the
Furrowed land,
Like the tired
Old face
Of a tired
Old man.

In these
Melancholy
Ways,in these
Melancholy
Days.

As the
Creatures
Of the day
Scurry Back
To their own
Cities In these
Dark and lonely
Nights.

Though
Puddles
Of mercury
And lead.

As Poisoned
Silver rivulets
Run,etching
The earth from
Filthy factories.

As the
Men of gold
Count their
Profit and
Loss,whilst
The Green
Peace warriors
Count their
Prison day
Profit and
Loss.

In these
Melancholy
Ways,in these
Melancholy
Days.

In the dying
Shadows,
White tigers
And rhinos make
Their last runs 
Across the jungles
And savannahs,
In this scattered
Haunting
Light.

In these
Melancholy
Ways,in these
Melancholy
Days.

As the
Furrowed old
Man considered,
Rocking on his
Chair;wisps of
Smoke escaping
From the dying
Embers of his pipe,
As he enjoyed 
The last dying
Embers of
The day.

In these
Melancholy
Ways,in these
Melancholy
Days.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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Nikos Laios, North Sydney, Australia

 

 


     
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