What a reputation this city has acquired.
Often resented and neglected instead of admired.
Oh, Philadelphia. How long of a way you have come.
The first capital of the United States – a fact only known by some.
Philadelphia – the cradle of the Liberty Bell.
This city is the epitome of show and tell.
Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture.
Take a walk through the city with the most beautiful sculptures.
For instance, the freedom sculpture on 16th and vine –
A depiction of struggle and desire cleverly intertwined.
The universal theme for freedom stands true.
Countless cultures have their own versions of the blues.
We all face obstacles throughout our life;
Underestimate another’s and you welcome strife.
Freedom – a universal desire we share as a team.
Freedom from illness, freedom from sin, freedom from prejudice in race and sexism.
My reaction to the sculpture that depicts a victory.
But I think we should help each other and not repeat history.
Moving on from the past and onto the present,
Philadelphia’s sights will have you feeling transcendent.
Fairmount Park – an outdoor museum of art –
An atmosphere that pleases my heart.
Now I’m no tour guide and no nothing of the sort.
But I do know Philly isn’t just a regional port.
I have not seen it all but I am waiting anxiously
For a day to observe the mural arts close and personally.
Each building has a message for all to hear.
I hope you know I am truly being sincere.
Indulge in this one-of-a-kind city of “Brotherly Love.”
Philadelphia is historical, modern, contemporary and all the above.
Philadelphia, what does it mean?
A balance of old, new and everything in between.
I never considered it to be pretty
Until I snapped a photo of the city.
Those buildings wouldn’t stand so tall without the rest,
Even the weakest, ugliest, shortest branch supports a nest.
The not-so-safe areas of Philly have potential
And acknowledging this is essential.
Because when I say the city of Philadelphia is beautiful overall,
I mean how the layout of the city functions all the way up to the buildings that stand tall.
It gives us all something to look forward to.
Oh, Philadelphia. I truly appreciate you.