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The City is Contagious

Note: Mixing it up today with a poetry post. It’s darker in tone, but speaks to things like vision and responsibility, and what happens when they are absent.  I welcome your feedback and hope you enjoy!

The City is Contagious

Photo Credit - Ravandel - Creative Commons

Empty streets, crowded alleys
not a soul to be seen
unless you know where to look.
Change is in the air
traveling as hushed whispers
and uncertain glances.
An invisible feeling is
ever-present in the hearts and minds
of those who call this home
casting shadows darker than before.
Sinister plans disguised as hope
and catalyzed with fear
abscond with our ambition and
weaken our resolve
as we feign ignorance
to avoid responsibility
for the decay and depravity
that has crept within our walls.
A black mold plaguing our foundation
that is hiding in plain sight.
Without vision cities perish
consumed by it’s residents
and reduced to ashes.
Unable to sustain life
it is abandoned and forgotten,
the ruins standing as a testament
to our pestilence.

Copyright © 2012 Cole Bradburn

About Cole Bradburn

I'm a writer and doctor in lifelong pursuit of health, happiness, and adventure. I currently live in Raleigh, NC with the love of my life and our amazing little boy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caseyleah Casey Barker Bradburn

    I dig. So true for every aspect of life.

    • http://colebradburn.com/ Cole Bradburn

      Thanks Case!

  • http://NathanRouse.org/ Nathan Rouse

    Feigning ignorance……boom.

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    This is a wonderfully done post. Personal vision is so important for our life and also having vision to change the world(Or at least our area and community).  

    • http://colebradburn.com/ Cole Bradburn

      Thank you Dan.  True words, appreciate your feedback.