NEW YORKS tar beach


 Living in NEW YORK CITY and going to tar beach

For most NEW YORKERS this was a treat.

Taking your beach chairs, towels, and blankets

And a radio to the roof.

Some would come up with shirts and pants

As the roofers began to dance.

Listening to ALLEN FREED, COUSIN BRUCIE, and DICK CLARK

And seeing the treetops in the park.

We did not need to go to concerts downtown

All you had to do was look around.

We would lie on the blankets taking in the sun

Or dancing to the music and having lots of fun.

We would gather as groups and start to harmonize

With every roof joining in – it is easy to visualize.

A crescendo of voices floating in the air

With people looking out their windows

And their voices they would share.

A water hose connected to an apartment below

Where we could cool off and water balloons to throw.

You could take your suburbs, your farms and little towns

But nothing to compare to the NEW YORK CITY sounds.

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About poetlou

i am known as the story telling poet and my poems are in rhyme and verse. i write about all subject matter. i am also on poemhunter.con with over 700 poems listed and on five other sites. i have written a " hope series" with thirteen stories which i think is of interest, and i will post the first one and if you like it , i will then post the others. ENJOY THE READS
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