..Tale of A City (state)

There was an old city

Who lived in a situation.

She had so many citizens

Who were dying in hospitals & homes…

She DID KNOW what to do…

From the churches and schools, to the few.

“Shelter at home,” she said!

As the virus blew the house down &

People huddled, afraid & exposed…

“Be safe in shelter.”

Yet the people grew restless

Even rebellious, from boredom.

You see, this city was built on rock & roll,

The New York Times, The Daily News…

This city is proud yet New YORKers have a heart.

They can & have, “come together.”

This city is grateful, not dead.

This city is the home of King Kong

And the “Daily Planet,” Batman &

Captain America.

We are superheroes with masks…gloves

And PPE… I AM counting the ways that I love thee, Oh New YORK,

The city of my birth & my residence.

We Shall Overcome…

I wrote this poem in August, hoping to publish it. I penned it quickly and loved it. So, I sent it off to “The New York Times,” “The Daily News,” “The New Yorker” and “The Atlantic.”

No one responded!

Here it it ~ and I hope you enjoy my blending of nursery rhymes, rock & gospel music, superheroes and poetry.

I’ll speak to you soon ~ when I am moved to write and share.

Peace & Love,


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Linda Marsanico

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