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Timothy Apr 9
The buildings are square
Lost is the taste
Profits are calling
Often built in haste
What an insult to the past
In this beautiful space
Opportunity to inspire
But more than likely a waste
City thoughts
God's most beautiful works of art
Are those he allowed man to touch with his bare hands
Man, with his steady hand and brilliant mind, builds towers
Their awesome beauty spanning from the ground to the heavens
A bridge between Heaven and Earth; a connection between God and Man

The picturesque beauty of Manhattan:
crystal white clouds on a sky blue canvas
a background completed by staggering towers, defying all laws of gravity
making the world feel a little smaller in comparison
and the people, almost insignificant
Jordan Hudson Oct 2019
Buildings stand with order with lines
I still think these are designs
These stand so firm and so fine
A big 3D cube with a sign
Designed with care and that a fact
None back then we're so abstract
Built on steel with a massive frame
Filled concrete on a square so lame
Scraper heights and these lights alright
The walls are right and the floor so tight
Built so well and done so nice
Tidy up sights and clean I might
Erase that, take that off
Change that, break that off
I will keep this though
Lounge and a loft
Buildings stand with order with lines
I still think these are designs
These stand so firm and so fine
A big 3D cube with a sign
Designed with care and that a fact
None back then we're so abstract
Yeah, yeah
Let the process begin
Making checks to the end
Paper sketch with graphite
Make it a city sight
***** that down, tight that up
Drew this town, lights above
I on the plaque
And that a fact
Buildings stand with order with lines
I still think these are designs
These stand so firm and so fine
A big 3D cube with a sign
Designed with care and that a fact
None back then we're so abstract
Built on steel with a massive frame
Filled concrete on a square so lame
colorfulSmoke Sep 2019
Staring
just staring
observing the city
people moving talking
dramas comedies unfolding
get a glimpse briefly

Staring
just staring
don't have much going on
but the city does
endless action
movement
sound

Railings bridges buildings
big building with letters
H
E
I
N
E
K
E
N
must have lots of floors

People
phones
couple laughing
on the pier laughing
feet beating up and down
wonder why
in wonder

Why i wonder am i
just watching life go by
absorbed in speculation

Backpackers laugh
graffiti by a ladder
ATK   C
           R
           E
crane swings around
payload on a zipline
Starry Aug 2019
As I walk by
There stands
Besides me
A domed building
As i look closer
I really it
Is a church
Of great beauty
Of orthodox
Stunning.
Sharon Knipe Jul 2019
Something about you felt different

Like the way you fixated yourself on the passing building and shining stars from the car window. Sitting in the cold air-coned seats, that you still insisted were hot.

I just want to let you know that you won't have to watch me like those passing buildings.

I'm not passing by nor are you a pit stop.

And although stars may be blinding
I will always have an eye

For you.
excerpts from the notes i held
Mitch Prax Jul 2019
The city never sleeps,
it's too busy wallowing
in broken dreams and
smiles as vacant as the buildings
that are too tall,
and too bright
to ever close.
javert Mar 2019
The last rays of the sun are touching the third floor of the buildings.
Same color as the clouds.
For as long as I look at it, it will stay there,
perfect and frozen and beautiful.
The moment I look away it will be gone.

If only I could hold this last light in my hands,
like a cup to keep me warm,
like a bowl that brims over.

Peek through the blinds again tomorrow, love.
I'll still be here.
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