A town in Colorado

by Quinnlynn | April 25, 2018
Poetry Contest 2018

In a town in colorful Colorado,

In the quaint little community called Sterling

Day and night, pass on by

Night quiet, day busy and stirring.


When you come into town, you see the collage first

With kids working and diligently studying

Then come some restaurants like wonderful house,

McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and burger king


The smells of sesame chicken,

Pizza, burgers, and fries

The delicious and enticing smells surround you

Here where the town square lies


The courthouse is surrounded by a beautiful park

With a gazebo, trees, and flowers

Across the street are businesses

Where people work away the hours


If you walk downtown, there is Simkins Parlor 

They have the best ice cream by far

There is the old town bistro, an art gallery

The movies and even a bar


The once dead downtown

Is now bustling and alive

The smells of spices, flowers, and wood

Fills the clear air around you

The sounds of people walking

And birds singing in the trees

Squirrels chatter, cars go by

People’s laughter and conversations


On the edge of town, there is a lake

Surrounded by the trees of the woods

There it is quiet and peaceful

Sun shining off  trees and car hoods


You park and walk around the lake

And watch the colors as the sun goes down

That place of beauty, quiet and peace

Is my favorite place in town.


The beautiful sights astound me

And clear air around me



Sterling is the place to be

Although there is not much to see


This quiet and beautiful town is my home

Where hawks fly high and herds of deer roam


This place is my place

I love it here

The trees, the flowers

The lake, the deer


Sterling has something special

The people here are special too

In the rolling hills and the valleys

With sun always shining and the prairie, sky is clear and blue

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