City of Light
Once there was a city down west
The people living within a frame
And held in place by a stanchion
Listening to a tender voice preach what is best
The chorus begins singing in harmony as they embrace their shame
The people join together and weave themselves a bastion
They embrace each other, smiling but with no trust
The luster of the common, the people readily receive
I wonder, can none among them fathom uncommon appeal?
Is it possible to serve the people an escape from their shelter?
A simple scoop served on a platter and they will clamor in reprieve
Offer the oddity of shade, a place to feel
They clasp to their blinding oblivion without falter
None thankful for darkness nor dust
Trevor Cook is a junior in high school at Alcuin School. When he’s not doing homework, he is either playing the guitar, listening to rock and roll, writing music, or playing video games. Music is his main creative outlet, which does involve writing lyrics.