Gateway of Arch

This must be my 10th trip to St. Louis in the last 10 years and never once I spend any time exploring the city. From the airport to the office, to the hotel and back to the airport is what I have typically done.

This time when I landed in this beautiful city of Missouri on Sunday, the plan was not any different. A big meeting on Tuesday and Monday was planned for a day-long preparation. But the good planner in me made sure we spend the day wisely to get some free time in the evening to explore the place.

St. Louis is the second-largest city in Missouri. The city has many things to reckon to, from house to the famous beer company Anheuser Busch, to be the proud owner of the most famous baseball team, the city by the banks of the Mississippi River has many historical moments to relish in yonder.

We didn’t have much time to explore the city in leisure, for we had a busy schedule the next day starting early morning. Our choice was to pick one place and we unanimously decided for the Gateway of Arch.

The Gateway of Arch is in the heart of the city. A 630-foot tall arch made up of stainless steel is the world’s tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. It was commissioned in the year 1968 and it took 13 M US dollars (equivalent to 80 M in today’s value) to build the structure.The visit was worth by any measure. By the time we reached, the access to the Archtop was closed. I guess I would keep the view from the top description for a different day. Here are some pictures, for your lovely eyes.

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My True North

You portray as if the world exists without me,
conveniently ignoring my presence,
showing your bright smile
at every occasion life present,
or is that a veil that you are wearing
to wane the thoughts from your mind,
and more you pretentiously demonstrate the intent,
the more I am convinced it is a disguise,
the doltish move of a desperate heart,
but amidst all this chaos you must know
I will survive
and thrive to find the true north
for my desirous soul
a new beginning,
my newfound paradise

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A Wish

After a tiring long day
all the eyes desire
is to hold you in the fold my hearts
while I dream in blithe
draped in the charm of the night.

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For That Carefree Smile

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The Miscreant Myth

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Predicament Wall

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Dream

I braved the wind
charmed the pewter skies
embraced the silence
held her thoughts in my breath
for I was dreaming about her
in the folds of a moonlit night

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I will be Gone

Hold my smile close to your heart,
for when the shimmering lights you are drenched today will settle,
and you will look for my presence,
I will be dwelling in oblivion,
and in the yore I will be nowhere to be found

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The Amazing Mind

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