Neon Signs….

Neon signs and shady lanes,
Money exchanging hands,
Through bodies of remorse,
Empty stomachs, pale eyes,
The Mistress of inebriety,
Dancing to the tunes of helplessness,
Addiction, hopes or desire of clear skies,
Its the streets like these that breeds the sewage,
The opulent sometimes like to think so,
As the rotting sight of flesh and skin disgusts them,
For they have hearts of glass,
That break on sights of the Sun rising over Mars,
And their veins burst with blood green,
The days are merciful to these streets,
As light brings them hope,
Shuns away despair and the gobbling eyes,
For no one wants to be recognised in places such as these,
Love springs as the neon signs turn off,
And the routine, the one accepted starts,
Driver, receptionist or a student struggling to study,
Their sky is often red,
Chewed, mulched and spewn on streets like these,
They breathe the same air,
Sometimes eat the food as ours,
Blue collar or a collar white,
Their money is often tainted,
Or it appears so,
The night as it comes again to these streets,
Dressed in make-up bad,
Clothes cheap,
They venture to the streets,
As the neon signs light their way,
And sobriety shies away…..

35 thoughts on “Neon Signs….

  1. This so well written, Harsh!
    “That break on sights of the Sun rising over Mars,
    And their veins burst with blood green,
    The days are merciful to these streets,
    As light brings them hope,
    Shuns away despair and the gobbling eyes,”
    These lines are just wow!❤❤

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    1. Thank you Nawaz. It happens the people with biggest pockets sometimes have the smallest hearts. If you cannot uplift a person, do not atleast obstruct their rise.
      Day, Sunrise means so much to us Nawaz. Everyday we have a choice to start afresh, to chose something that we couldn’t the day before.
      Thank you so much Nawaz. I am glad you liked these lines. Your comment means a lot. 😇

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      1. Yeah, that’s a sad reality…people more often wish to pull a person down than see him rise! Sunrise means a new day to do your best and start afresh! Your words depicted it beautifully!🤗🤗

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    1. Thank you Ma’am. Often we tend to ignore these realities ma’am because it’s convenient to do so. I wanted to give voice to them.
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting Ma’am. I am glad that you liked this one. 😇

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  2. What an honest poem with so much sadness and reality Kumar. It is an interesting life with so many haves and have nots and we need to be reminded that we are all worthy of support, love and empathy. I sometimes find the people with the most ignore others needs but then I also find the ones with the most are the most generous. They are the gems of the earth. There are also times we must take care of our heart and generous spirit and protect it. Great job on this poem so picturesly delivered. Have a great night and thanks for sharing it. ❤️ Cindy

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    1. Indeed Cindy. There are billionaires like Mr. Bill Gates who denote most of their incomes for the betterment of the human society and then there are some others. Thank you so much for reading and commenting Cindy. I am glad that you liked it. You too have a great day Cindy. 😇

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      1. We need more of those and I’m grateful to those that are like that. I work with very high end people happieness is not guaranteed by wealth. I often wish everyone could be rich so they can see the problems that they encounter as well. Big hugs.. xo Cindy

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      2. Good Morning Cindy. Yes, their problems are entirely different than ours. Just yesterday me and my friend, we were driving through the roads of our place and we saw some really beautiful mansions. The wealthy live there. We knew who they were and their lives were translucent to a level that it might mess with any heads. Indeed happiness isn’t guaranteed by wealth. 😇
        😇😍❤️

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      3. God Evening Kumar! Totally different and when survival is at stake at least throwing money at a problem helps but you are so welcome about there are no guarantees to happiness. I will say it can distract people more and you don’t have to look at your issues head on but it all comes out in the wash! -:)❤️

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    1. Good Morning and Thank you Dulcy. 😇
      I just try to stay true to my emotions, words automatically spin around it. Although, I am still learning. I am glad that you liked this. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. 😇

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    1. Good morning and Thank you Yeshu.
      I consider myself fortunate to get to study whatever I wanted or do whatever I can. Not everyone gets to that. This is sad. If we cannot support someone by offering help, we shouldn’t even push them down. Thank you so much for reading and commenting Yeshu. Have a great day. 😇

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  3. I think this is my favourite of all of your works I have read. Your description is so vivid. It was like witnessing this part of the world from your eyes. Thank you for letting me experience that, Harsh! It is so accurate and brutal and yet there’s a certain elegance in your writing that is in sharp contrast with the world you described. Wow. ✨✨

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Rishika. 😇 Places such as these aren’t much reported about as no one wants to tell their stories. They are the grey in the white we call ourselves. They too want to overcome those shackles and most of them try their level best.
      I am glad that you liked this one. 😇

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