NaPoWriMo 2014 Post #21 New York School Poem

Honestly, I got a little lost trying to figure out what’s required. There’s an actual “recipe” to this form of New York School poem. I picked an article about how Liam Neeson, the actor was trying to rescue the carriage trade from being banned by the new NYC mayor, by writing to The New York Times. I got the article off The Vancouver Sun site, ” Actor Liam Neeson rides to the rescue of New York’s horse-drawn carriages” written by Philip Sherwell of the London Daily Telegraph.

Liam Neeson rides to the rescue!

Liam Neeson rides to the rescue!
Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages in danger
of being banned by New York City’s mayor
and replaced with replicas of vintage cabs
I say where’s the romance in that
gone will be the romantic proposals
the scent of horse crap
the clip clop sounds of the horseshoe
breathing in glorious smog-filled air
horse-drawn carriage rides are iconic
imagine a proposal in an electric ride
it sounds so very unromantic
Liam Neeson rides to the rescue!
critics campaigned that it’s dangerous
and inhumane to pull heavy humans
in even heavier carriages through Midtown
in traffic jams  and pollution
I say carriages ain’t that heavy
that’s why Man invented wheels !
Liam Neeson rides to the rescue!
he wrote to The New York Times
rarely any injuries in the carriage trade
humane and well-kept stables in the industry
said the ban was a “class issue” that
terrorized  livelihood of stablehands and drivers
in favour of “real-estate interests” redevelopment of stables
who fund the city’s animal rights critics
I say when this happens to the carriage trade
the rich will just keep getting richer
whilst the poor will just keep getting poorer 
and one of NYC’s iconic tourists trap will be dead.


3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2014 Post #21 New York School Poem

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Food for thought there.

    • salsachica says:

      Yup, I guess there are two sides to every story, personally I think the horses would often be startled on the super busy streets of NY. Being constantly freaked out would be so stressful to them which is not that great.

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