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The city of your dreams (and its flaws?)

robert43041
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Poetry Contest

Utopia? So how do you see the perfect city and its charming people (all sugar and spice?)
Poetry ONLY.  No short stories on this one.   THIRTY   LINES  MAX. any style.

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Can hardly wait..........

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Ok:  wow. Rather mind blowing.  Good in this compet..........Regards, Robert (And thanks for participating).

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Who Gums It Up

A city of my design
Would be vast and well thought out
With roads heading all directions
To the east, west, north, and south

Great restaurants and shopping
Different cultures in all the stores
Stadiums and arenas
With newspapers showing the scores

Museums of every sort
Theaters in every park
Opera, ballet, all on display
Orchestras after dark

Power would be green
Recycling everywhere you see
Utilities would be abundant
Internet would be free

But an Utopian society
This does not make
For if that's all that's there
It's nothing but a fake

It must be full of people of all ages
Of all colors and religion
That's what it takes to be Utopian
But who am I kidding

It takes more than a city
And there's always some jerk
Striving for glory and power
Who gums up the works
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Nice. Wish you luck in that competition.   Thanks for participating.

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The Truman show

It foretold what was to come
laid the plans
to predict the new outcomes  
drew the blueprints, in tomorrows sand.  
Utopia, behold its shining centrefold  

As Alexa snoops  
 all the corporate giants listen  
unknowingly, we jump all kinds of hoops  
and each align, individuality all forbidden.  
Utopia behold its golden totem pole †

Each the actor centre stage  
when Covid leaves an empty nest  
men in grey suits, sent to persuade  
the world will have to be reset.  
Behold utopia. it's mind to take complete control  

Automation like a dreaded virus  
the new coming, to leave us all so blessed †
every source of information biased  
that, black is white, the lie to the oppressed.  
Behold, utopia the empty effigy, our goal  

Point your bow towards the west  
set the compass to avoid the wreak †
all fallen walls of past mistakes  
the Xanadu that dreamers faked  
Behold, utopia the lie that's being sold  

†Flaws and cracks so hidden deep  
the holy grail just out of reach  
a Disneyland, sham fairy-tale †indeed  
to suck our hopes just like a leech  
Behold, utopia perfection's vanity; implodes †

A hymen, that unbroken episode  
 debauched by greed. and life's cuckold
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Birnin Zana

 
The first time I laid my eyes on The Golden City
I was amazed at all itís beauty and splendor
Skyscrapers nestled between rivers and mountains
A scenery that only the imagination could render

In this true symbiosis of technology and nature
People go about their way wearing colorful clothes
Thereís a sense of peace and harmony amongst them
When their king walked around without being grandiose

This society is a wonder of scientific advancement
Respectful of the environment and its protection
Itís a utopia that this country has kept a secret
A paradise on earth that is close to perfection

I long to visit the city and the towns in the countryside
Converse with itís citizens and all that theyíve achieved
Marvel in the science and fellowship of this nation
Witnessing the creation of all that theyíve conceived

But through all these descriptions there is just one flaw
Is that Iíll never be able to travel for this endeavor
And itís because this is part of a cinematic universe
Even with the passing of their king Ė Wakanda Forever
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Nice.  Thanks for participating.

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Thank you. I was surprised as the competition was tough. It's my first so I'm going to shine it up and put it up on my mantle.

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Glad you took the risk and entered.  A nice boost for you.  Regards, Robert.

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Congratulations to Insiderew on being runner up and to Tim for taking the win.
Thanks robert for hosting a pretty unique comp. Thank you for giving me the honor of standing on the podium with talented folks.
Hope everyone is doing well.

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