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Watchman

Watchman

He sat atop a soaring tower
bathed in whispering winds
guardian of the peopleย 
watcher of watchers
self-righteousย 
self-taught.
City spread beneath him
as far as he could see
tops and stopsย 
turrets and roofs
glassy shores ย 
as the calm authority and
peaceful air of rulers held him
duty-bound, heart-boundย 
in the dusky sunset
self-made saviour of the fools
the secret ranger of hope
romantically idealistic
"but whats a world without magic," he thought
"and what a world it would be
ย without unreasonable people like me."
So as far as his eyes will see
and as long as he sits atop the towerย 
he will be free,
so very free
of chained goals
and rained souls
for he was meant for greater things
and he will forever be
The Great Gatsby of his city

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Mitsali Fatima

Gatsby is a famous character from F.Scott.Fitzgerald's book "The Great Gatsby" which was set in the 1920s. Gatsby had an " extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness"

โ€œYou see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.โ€ย 
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Edward Williams

Mitsali you really done a good job there .. great phoneoshetics ( I spelled that wrong ffs but the spell check wonโ€™t recognize the word )
just wonderfully beautifull๐Ÿ˜
Eddy

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Mitsali Fatima

Awe thank you, Eddy!
Phonaesthetics? (lol)
You're such a sweetheart :)
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Edward Williams

( phoneoshetics) google it itโ€™s just the beauty in words and literature thatโ€™s allย 

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Edward Williams

โ€œ he sat atop a soaring towerโ€ perfect example ๐Ÿ˜lol

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Mitsali Fatima

Wow! Well, you learn something new every day!
Thank you :)

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Tony Taylor

I Love that book......the movie was ok.......I REALLY like the poetic comparative you've used here...... and the whole idea of the "Watcher".....VERY much the way "Daredevil" felt about his part of New York city!!....... Perched high above the city.......VERY cool!!.......ALL STARS!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo ๐Ÿงโœดโค

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Mitsali Fatima

Thank you so much, Tony!
I also love the book even though we're studying and analysing it to death at school :)

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KIERAN1369

Love this work very much ...very well writtenย 

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Dmitri Rudder

If this is how Gatsby felt standing on his pier, staring at the green light; or perhaps when he was waiting by the phone in his pool, I think I much better understand the man. He thought he could exist in a world of truths, when everyone could be, anyone could be, but he was wrong in the end, right.ย 

โ€œSo we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.โ€

It makes a lot more sense when you realize the poor Nick and Gatsby had both lived their entire lives trying to achieve something that had never been theirs... Nick his fathers only command; Gatsby his Captain's life...ย 
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But, sometimes, dreams are just dreams, and the past is the past, what matters most is getting our heads out of the clouds and sitting in the Valley of Ashes for a while...

ย Or Maybe this man is more like the Bat, and has no idea whatsoever the idea of existential pain and crisis beyond "My Parents are Dead." And I've wasted this entire philosophical analysis. Regardless, The poem was wonderful Darling.

-Keep it Up!

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Mitsali Fatima

No, you're totally right with your analysis!
I absolutely love that book! Took me a while to completely understand.
Thank you for stopping by :)

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Terry Kay

Mitsali,. Nice work.ย  Terry Kay

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