On a voyage I go
seeing places be the goal
the cities of fame take
the priority all the more.
Go I with expectations high
New York, a place of pride
I chose the place in the stride
away I went with an enthusiasm
Did it stand up to my fascination?
Be that a question hard
proper response on the trial
it was and was not in a way
the charm not so exciting
as the city looks tired and forlorn.
Overused is the epithet that strikes me
overexposed in a fashion that gathers
the city looks aghast in a sequence
of being in the limelight for long
a hype built by men around.
The most happening place they say
the economy or the political rendezvous
it remains the same as past
though with less gleam and noise
succumbs the land to pressure.
The suffix “new” that adorns it
be unclad with a due reverence
to befit the place with a succour
lest it would be a misnomer
such be the status of the metropolis.
Abounds it with attractions various
one of the Statue of Liberty on an island
the Empire State Building high up
with the U.N on an overlook
as the newly built World trade centre hovers
the city needs a rest from now.
This is the level of the great city
very much different from yesterday
the Chinese entry is impressive
seen extensively in commerce
a distinct society is on the rise.
A style of the colonies thirteen
original in the eighteenth century
now attains a dim with a detain
as the eastern hub of the world
rises from oblivion with a composure.
Big apple, as it is fondly called
remains big in a sense apart
a shy residue of the past it is
absolutely diffused and disoriented
just a shade of past glory