motor town rhapsodized and harmonized in a bittersweet magnetic blue
memories stick like paper clips bound in cemented glue
my dna strands are bundled in bands arranged with historic brown and white hands
your touch is always at my back
my speech is formulated in a lush sweet twang that can be found any given day on 7 mile or mack
my love for you has always been strong
it pains me to have been away for so long
but truth be told
you never get old
you just get plenty better
i should be sleeping, but i’m missing you & weeping
so i thought i’d write this letter
detroit it’s you i adore
holding you close forever more
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So…you’re missing Detroit huh?
Nice tribute to YOUR city!
My latest post: http://mypoetcharm.blogspot.com/2011/11/heaven-is-you.html
Tameka, Detroit sure is missing you too and that’s why it’s so blue.
Tam I just loved this one!! Blessings!!
Thanks Andy! I will be by your blog soon! Hugs!
Awww, you think so Sulekha?
Blessings to you too Manisha, thank you!
Delightful read! Just look what Motown has contributed to the world!
It is always a pleasure reading what you write Tameka. Loved this one too.
Thanks Rimly and Debra! I am honored by your comments! I have been a little busy lately, but will catch up on my blog hopping later this week. Enjoy the day!
nice write up! I’m originally from the suburbs of the “D”.
Thanks Urban Butterfly! Nice to meet a fellow Detroiter! Cheers!
Your very own poem sounds like a rap to me… oooo, I just love the rhtyhm and beat the classic and new Detroit brings ;)…thanks to Wolvarine 😛
Wanted to dance with it… loved it! YEY!
Melissa, so glad you liked the verses and the song! When I was searching for a video on Youtube this one came up and it was perfect. I think I listen to this song a few times a week. It makes me feel good about my city! Cheers and hugs!