New York City Ghosts

New York

In a city with millions

there are so many stories to tell

so many fears and tears to shed

when tragedy comes suddenly

and the street is crimson red with blood

the blood washes and fades away

but the spirits of the victims rise

and fill the streets

seeking revenge from those

who struck them down

the young and the old


down beneath the city

were the subway tunnels

are filled with many horrors

where the spirits of those

whose life ended beneath a speeding train

they are there and you can feel their pain

if you only stop and listen and feel

there are whispers of the lonely

most everywhere


up above on the teeming streets

if ever your hat is blown from your head

sometimes it isn’t the wind

just a friendly reminder

from a close friend

that once you were walking side by side

now they’re forgotten

because they’ve gone away


down by the riverside

the East and the Hudson

if you care to take a stroll

as the sun goes down

every night there’s a party going on

when the ghosts of the city

gather together to share their stories

if you open up your heart

if you really care

you can hear the music they make

the songs they sing

mingled with happiness and tears


in a city of millions

where strangers live side by side

where friends come together and play

there are so many stories to hear

if you only listen, if you stay

everywhere the ghostly spirits

mingle with the living

for once you make New York City your home

dead or alive that is where you long to roam


About Rasma R

I live in Riga, Latvia. I was born in N.Y.C. Love to write articles and poetry. Instruct people in the English language. Live in the suburbs with my husband Martin and my wonderful cat Sid. I love rock and roll, cooking, reading, poetry and traveling.
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