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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Skyscraper

On this site will rise
A tower of dreams
Storeys upon storeys
Of months and months
Of labor.

Men excavate deep
For a solid foundation.
Steel and concrete marry,
Giving birth to a sound structure
Of ambition.

Spaces are partitioned
Into shoebox square meters,
But hey, it has the prime address
And pure luxuries at the press
Of the elevator button.

At last, it’s turned over
To those who’ve paid the price
Of reaching the sky,
Rising above the city,
Untouchable by mere mortals.


-Katherine Lopez
08 October 2011

8 comments:

  1. You create a nice picture here of something we walk past every day. I like the idea of 'mere mortals' at the end not being able to access it.
    Came over from Poetry Picnic.
    Jamie

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  2. amazing,
    welcome back.
    Happy Poetry Picnic.

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  3. welcome back:) picturesque words..thank you for sharing

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  4. Untouchable Dreams..Nice poem

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  5. A very intriguing write. Nicely done!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/three-in-dreams/

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  6. This is great and the image you create is one I never see on the islands but the mortals in the end is such a creative write just wonderful
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/10/the-bird-of-love/

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  7. Ang galing! Wish I could rhyme my words the way you do.

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  8. Thank you for all your comments, everyone! I'll visit your blogs when I find the time. Thanks for dropping by :D

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