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Ode To Brooklyn, New York

written by: Anne G


Brooklyn, New York is the place of my birth and the home where my heart will forever remain. From Greenpoint to Siegel, Bushwick to Evergreen and not least Cypress Hills; I was brought up and taught both at home and at school.  Though many the years, no matter how far, I will always return as my memories lie here.The smells and the sounds remind me today of all that I miss when I am away. On lovely tree lined streets with dark grey slate sidewalks, from dawn until dusk, oh the games we would play. From skelzies and yoyos and red and blue tops, stoop and stick ball to freeze and hopscotch. We would bike and ride skates round the block all the day and would end with a rope game (Double Dutch) that was always the rage.Oh! Brooklyn, my Brooklyn, a child’s delight. You will always be fairer in spirit and sight for wonderland greater, never was such. A place to spin dreams for the rich and the poor, the accomplished speak volumes at home and abroad.

Your beauty and charm are alive in your folks who bring life to your neighborhoods, houses and parks. The renewal of Brooklyn is restoring it’s past, giving way to a future it will always outlast. In all of my wanderings and throughout all the years I will never forget you, for my heart remains here.

My inspiration for this piece was the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the wonderful transformation Brooklyn is undergoing. I remember my childhood and teenage years with great fondness. Brooklyn was truly a magical place to grow up in.

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Why write?

I write because I am:

Driven to distraction by the inequities of the society in which we live.
Motivated by cruelty, abuse, ignorance and indifference.

My intention:To poke, prod and provoke!

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." - Oscar Wilde
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