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Jayne Jaudon Ferrer



itís the angle,

the way itís wedged in

there between Broadway and

Seventh, like some inconsiderate teenager, all

knees and elbows, smack in your face, saying hey, look at me!

Iím hot! Iím cool! Iím whatís happeniní in this town!

And you have to look, Ďcause itís up there flashiní

the latest fashion, droppiní names in lights,

every day and night, America

the Beautiful

right here.


is the be all to

end all, the Ball, the buzz,

the bustle, the hustle, huddled masses

yearning to breathe free, yet lingering to see

whoís king of the world today.

Coast to coast,


is the most

memorable mecca for a good time

had by all on vacations, celebrations, and senior

trips, for honeymoons, anniversaries, championships.

Through depression, recession, death threats and

bad debts, itís New York, itís a helluva town,

and the lights! Oh, the lights! Though

you walk through the valley

of the shadow of death,

Life is always



Times Square.

© by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer.
Used with the author's permission.

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer is the author of five books of poetry, a nonfiction book about games, and a novel,Hayley and the Hot Flashes. Jayne createdwww.YourDailyPoem.comin 2009 to share the pleasure and diversity of poetry. A former copywriter, magazine editor, newspaper columnist, and freelance journalist, her†work has appeared in hundreds of publications.When not writing or reading, Jayne enjoys music, old movies, gardening, hiking, and good conversation. A native Floridian, she has lived in Greenville, South Carolina, for almost 30 years.Learn more about her

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Post New Comment:
I've long since moved from New York, but this makes me miss it even more. You've really touched on the flavor of New York. Well done.
Posted 07/04/2018 08:26 AM
Energetic and bright - like this "Blink" of New York. Agreeing with all the other comments. Great poem!
Posted 05/07/2018 03:22 PM
Larry Schug:
The form of this poem serves the words extremely well. I think this is the best of your (that I've seen), Jayne.
Posted 05/02/2018 08:59 AM
This pepped me right up, Jayne. Love all the internal rhyme, and the rhythm. You really captured it. Thanks again for April in Poetry.
Posted 04/29/2018 05:55 PM
You nail the energy and grit of the city! Well done.
Posted 04/29/2018 04:05 PM
Lori Levy:
Great poem! I've been enjoying all the poems in this poetry parade.
Posted 04/29/2018 11:38 AM
Nabby Dog:
I love the zest and energy in this poem! The words gallop on the page and bring us into the one of a kind life of Times Square. Absolutely terrific!
Posted 04/29/2018 11:18 AM
Good for you, nice poem! Thanks for your hard work on this site.
Posted 04/29/2018 10:40 AM
I like the style and pizzazz of this piece. Nicely done. And thanks for hosting another April of YDP, JJF!
Posted 04/29/2018 09:07 AM
Stephen Anderson:
I'm heading to NYC on May 2nd with your wonderful poem on my mind.
Posted 04/29/2018 08:31 AM
Gilbert Allen:
Those internal rhymes give this poem a lot of energy. Well done, Jayne!
Posted 04/29/2018 08:15 AM

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