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"Driving Poem"

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LadyJewelleah



Joined: 22 Aug 2009
Posts: 182
Location: Southern California
"Driving Poem"  Reply with quote  

This is a poem I wrote while driving. Certainly, everyone here has had the experience of really needing to get something down on paper while traveling down the freeway??? Right???

I know I do. It is spoken word to an extent, so you need to get a beat when reading it. Here you go:

What if your hand slipped
On the wheel?
Four wheels
Striking the ground
Cold then hot at 85 miles per hour
The asphalt bending beneath your—
Wait…
A car is coming
And you are writing a poem
In the dark
One hand keeping you safe
The other keeping you alive
They think you’re insane
They think you should buy
A taperecorder or—
Wait…
Another car closer
You slow down and pull over
A gas station
A restaurant parking lot
Because getting where you’re going
Is not nearly as important
As writing this poem
A horn curses you in the distance.

©2005

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Stewies Mom



Joined: 13 Jun 2009
Posts: 877
Location: totally thinking it should cool off again
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I read your poem on my portable RSS reader and had no idea you were also from SoCal, but I just felt it after reading your poem. Nice one!

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