itís the angle,
the way itís wedged in
†there between Broadway and
Seventh, like some inconsiderate teenager, all
knees and elbows, smack in your face, saying hey, look at me!
Iím hot! Iím cool! Iím whatís happeniní in this town!
And you have to look, Ďcause itís up there flashiní
the latest fashion, droppiní names in lights,
every day and night, America
is the be all to
end all, the Ball, the buzz,
†the bustle, the hustle, huddled masses
yearning to breathe free, yet lingering to see
whoís king of the world today.
Coast to coast,
is the most
memorable mecca for a good time
had by all on vacations, celebrations, and senior
trips, for honeymoons, anniversaries, championships.
Through depression, recession, death threats and
bad debts, itís New York, itís a helluva town,
†and the lights! Oh, the lights! Though
you walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
Life is always
© by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer.
Used with the author's permission.