Day 29 – April Poem A Day, 2021

Write an evening poem. I feel like I’ve written a lot about evenings this month. I struggled today and for some reason I had a Tragically Hip lyric in my head from their song Wheat Kings – “Sundown on the Paris of the Prairies” – that I couldn’t get rid of all day which inspired this poem.

Sun sets on a shimmering city
Nestled into the lakefront’s edge
Where mamas and papas
Journeyed for a better promise

City lights for the
Dreamers and believers
She’ll be here when
a new morn delivers

Her pulse has grown worn and weak
On avenues lined with aimless souls
Lake tides rage on silent shores
Waiting on sun-kissed lovers young and old

Gone are the street stalls and the hawkers
In cobbled lanes and narrow alleys
Lonely streetcars on empty tracks
Ghosts skip down vacant streets

City lights for the
Dreamers and believers
She’ll be here when
a new morn delivers


4 thoughts on “Day 29 – April Poem A Day, 2021

  1. Beautiful as always! this phrase caught on the edge of my heart-
    ‘Journeyed for a better promise’!
    also, ‘Ghosts skip down vacant streets’.

    I did notice you were missing in action at Poetics Aside yesterday.
    We all have those days. So glad you have a blog and I know where to find
    your beautiful poetry! they let me feel like I take a stroll away from ‘my ordinary’!

    Liked by 1 person

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