City Nights

City Nights

When the purple twilight came,

windows like strings of golden pearls would light,

then the magical city night –

would come bursting forth.


Lit up by so many neon lights,

making the streets and boulevards,

look so very inviting –

beckoning me to come and play.


Each night stroller,

trying to adjust to the pulse of the city,

from every restaurant, café and bar –

came a musical beat.


Soft sounds of crystal tinkling,

whispers and joyful laughter,

lovers holding on tight –

sharing kisses in the night.


Daytime masks,

are put aside,

carnival masks,

are worn in the night.


The fast pace of day,

has become a tango,

everyone looking for some fun,

searching for a place to go.


One tends to wonder,

how in the night,

one loses the fear –

of the unknown.


Along like on gossamer wings,

people dance through the night,

there is no fear –

just the pure joy of living.


In the quiet streets,

of neighborhoods far from the crowds,

are still people –

who prefer to dream.


Somewhere behind these walls,

songwriters and poets,

sit muse inspired by the night –

penning golden words.


Those that dare,

like lovers looking to be alone,

will venture in the shadows of the parks,

there to view the stars.


Perhaps upon rooftops,

to be closer to their muses,

they’ll gather inspiration –

from the constellations in the sky.


But in the city center,

the neon outshines the diamonds shimmering above

and the beat of the night –

will go on till the morning light.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

8 thoughts on “City Nights

  • June 25, 2017 at 9:30 PM

    This is a great piece of writing Rasma, and should please those that asked for you try a slightly different subject. I enjoyed reading it, and I am sure a city at night is a great inspiration for songwriters and poets.

    • June 26, 2017 at 2:25 AM

      Thank you John. I used to be inspired by my hometown NYC. Finally the muses came through and inspired again.

  • June 25, 2017 at 10:31 PM

    Lovely work Rasma, with great imagery to evoke the feelings of night life. A fresh and clean poem filled with clear observations and flow. great work!

  • June 26, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Yes Rasma i loved it. Definitely reminded me of NYC, from Central Park, to Rooftop galas to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Excellent piece

  • June 29, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    I have never been in NYC, but your poem makes me want to visit there. Delightful poem charges with great phrasing. I love it.

    • June 30, 2017 at 2:13 AM

      Thank you Phyllis. NYC is really an awesome place well worth a visit at least one time.


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