The build-up to Fallas

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The citywide party
For workers no joke
Its hard to think clearly for noise and for smoke.

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Some streets are deserted while
Others are crammed
With revels and banter
The screams of the damned.

The darkness is hidden
Obscured from our sight
This city of sunshine
Terrified of the night

The Christian martyrs who
Burned in the fire
Are now paid lip service
In the form of satire

Yet on spite of these problems
An outsider sees,
The festival sentiment
Is the wood, not the trees.

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Author: dermhurl

musician, writer, teacher

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