A/N: Finally, I bade farewell to Beijing. And finally, I learned to miss her.Leaving Beijing
Well, Beijing will be past soon
to disappear for another 2 years
(and maybe more?)
So many bicycles and so many pedestrians
all on one sidewalk and the same street
So many cars hooting all the time and
So many taxis always overtaking
So many buses driving much too slowly
in the Rush Hour
and braking much too hard at the bus stops
for they want to hurry further want to
in order to earn more
So many skyscrapers and artistic buildings
strangely mixes Asian-European architecture.
Do they all glow at night?
The whole rest, however, does so –
the lawns are neon green
the cafés scarlet
to say nothing of the discotheques!
The sidewalks are dimly orange
and the building sites gleam in garish white.
Colourful advertising signs everywhere
and always that
Good host, great Universiad.
Fountains by the roadside
between glowing sculptures
and people, people everywhere
This city knows no rest
needs no sleep.
And the red flag rises still
even before the morning sun
high above the square of the heavenly peace.
Some things will never change.