NaPoWriMo Post #13 A Walk to Clarke Quay

Tis day 13 of NaPoWriMo, and the prompt requires one to take a walk and note down what you see along the way.

My mind was frazzled
I was depressed
And so I took a long walk
To clear my mind and whatever’s in my chest

I passed the central fire station
A red, bold and impressive museum
It must hold lots of stories of yore
About the olden days of Singapore

I looked up ahead
A winding staircase that led up top
To the lush greenery of Fort Canning Hill
A lovers playground it tends to conceal

My steps took me next
To the Old Hill Street Police Station
With colorful windows as the main features
Whilst brides posing for wedding pictures

I ran across the road
To see the colorful passing sampans of Clarke Quay
Along the Singapore River
Tourists are usually gathered here

I walked over the bridge to the Japanese ice cream parlor
Dripping salted caramel ice cream cone in hand
The heat’s getting to me, my footsteps start to falter
And so I sat on the steps of the quay watching the movements of the water

© Faridah Masniari 2013

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Central Fire Station

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Central Fire Station

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Fort Canning Hill

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Old Hill Street Police Station

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A window of the Old Hill Street Police Station

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Another window of the Old Hill Street Police Station

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Looking out a window of the Old Hill Street Police Station

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Entrance to the Old Hill Street Police Station

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Singapore River on the foreground and Clarke Quay in the background

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A view of Elgin Bridge, from Coleman Bridge, and in the background Marina Bay Sands

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The Central and Singapore River

4 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Post #13 A Walk to Clarke Quay

  1. This is excellent! I love the imagery your words create, and the poem has a nice rhythm to it as well.🙂

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