Lyric Fire: NaPoWriMo 2012 – Day 23 of 30 Poems in 30 Days – Click, Click, Flash

NaPoWriMo 2012 – 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 23

Seven days to go! I think I can see the finish line. It’s in the far distance, but I am fast approaching! This poetry challenge has been such a blast I’m sure I’ll be sad to see it end. So since we aren’t there yet anyway, how about another poem? Today’s piece is inspired by things and people I see walking around New York City. NY is a place filled with energy and magnetic people, but the lights don’t always shine as brightly as they do at night on 42nd street. People here are artists, writers, actors, waitresses, bartenders, graphic designers, janitors, teachers, preachers and everything in between. Sometimes a day in New York is spectacular and at others it’s ordinary. Just like in your town. Enjoy:

Click, Click Flash

An empty sketch pad

Longing for a touch

Frayed edges of a worn sweater

Light filters in from a high beam

Overgrown grass



A robin pecks at dry dirt

Tomatoes bursting off the vine

Kids whir by on Razors

Feet scraping concrete



An agitated mother balances her baby

While crossing the busy street

A smile from another softens her frown



Sagging pants on innocent youth

Following fashion trends

He dreams about space ships

Or so his t-shirt says



Overflowing trash attracting vermin

Tulip bulbs grace the town square



Purple hair on a jet black crown

Voluptuous lovers jiggle down the sidewalk


Oblivious to stares



One-legged kitty begging for food

Obliging teens takes her in



Old timers sit on cars

Dreaming of yesterday

Retirement is a bust



NYC – April 21, 2012

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For more delicious servings of poetry this month, please visit these bloggers as they are also participating in NaPoWriMo! 

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Apr 23, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, NaPoWriMo 2012, Tamstarz Poetry | 9 comments

Comments (9 Responses)

  1. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    some wonderful observations here.

  2. Thanks dear. 🙂

  3. Felt like I was right there with you, observing everything through your eyes. Beautiful, Tameka!

  4. Adriene says:

    Lots of great pictures there. Fun write!

  5. Jan Neel says:

    Oh what a wonderful trip down the street you just took me on…I loved this one.

  6. Andy says:

    My dear friend Tameka,
    Yes, great observations here!! Love the line with the mother crossing the street and balancing here baby. Sadly, quite common in our world today. It breaks my heart to see any mother with her young one(s)waiting for the bus, etc in the cold or heat. Good job!!

  7. Leah says:

    What wonderful snapshots of the city! I caught glimpses of the action—mental photos…I’m glad someone took that one legged kitty in;) Beautiful Tameka, real and raw, and I even caught a feel for the gray day. Keep going you are amazing!

  8. rimly says:

    I love the way you use your words for explaining every detail.

  9. That’s fabulous Martha! I love hearing that about my work. I appreciate that! 🙂
    Thanks Sweepy! I’m winding down and just trying to finish. 🙂
    Thanks Jan! Hope all is well with you.
    Hey Andy. I know. Me too. Moms are our treasures! Thanks dear! 🙂
    Leah! You are my inspiration! Thanks mamita!
    I like the same things about you. Thanks Rimly! 🙂

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