Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Mag - Just Drive. That is All.



THE MAG

So, come what may, upon that divided way. 
Never give up the wheel.



MY LIFE AS A SUPER-HIGHWAY

We have all met that one highway-urchin
On road or not.
Ripping through the veins of our day-
without so much as a 
road map.

Hairpin at the ready.


There are those willing 
to force your way.
Like bumper creepers
egging you on.
Ditch them now.

Press your pedal to the limit.

High gear your way.
Conquer your lane-
be steady
remain fearless.
Their urgency shall abate.
It's merely a test-
any how.

Driven is the way 
shifting road and life
of ups and downs.
U-turns and s-curves
 exits or no exit, twists and turns.
Lights upon our curves
are never ending-
until they are.

I know

My Life as a Super-Highway
charges my adrenaline
like nothing ever before.
Navigate your course 
as only you can.

Steer through that cloud of dust
and exhausting fumes-
and call it a wrap.

You've got this.

21 comments:

Leovi Leovi said...

Good poem. Yes, who long run, soon to

kaykuala said...

The highway sure has a lot of stories to tell. If only one listens and avoid the nasty encounters. Great word craft Karen!

Hank

TexWisGirl said...

as a known speed-demon, i'll abstain from comment. :)

humbird said...

Totally agree with your lines 'My Life as a Super-Highway
charges my adrenaline
like nothing ever before.
Navigate your course
as only you can.' ~ nice theme to write about x

Debbie said...

seizures....I can't drive but I get your drift!!

I liked your tailgaters line ;)

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful poem to fit the image Karen, and thanks for the comment on my recipe. That balsamic glaze you mentioned sounds wonderful!

Cloudia said...

Mastery of wheel & word!



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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Automotive, too!
~

Gail Dixon said...

"Driven is the way
shifting road and life
of ups and downs.
U-turns and s-curves
exits or no exit, twists and turns.
Lights upon our curves
are never ending-
until they are."

Love that!

Ekta Khetan said...

The most lovely that I read so far...
DOn't press your writing pedal and keep writing!

www.numerounity.com

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That's excellent. Did you write the poem? If so - keep it going; some wonderful turns of phrase...

Berowne said...

As for your poetry, what I have to say is this: "Highgear your way!"

Karen S. said...

Yes Mike I wrote it all! Thanks to Tess for tempting us with her thought-provoking images!

Karen S. said...

Gail- Thanks- (I liked that too) it's truly enjoyable to look at the image Tess posts and immediately express what it says to us! Especially when our own daily lives often run cheek to cheek with the images! So much to say right.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'll keep trying to listen to the advice: remain fearless.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

With me lying belly-up in the bar-ditch. Sigh.

Grace said...

Been driving our freeway for the last 3 years so I know that adrenalin rush ~ Right now though, I prefer taking the subway and sleeping my way home,smiles ~

The Blog of Bee said...

Yes a wonderful write here. Excellent job!

Kutamun said...

Yeah ... Youve got this ! Well done

The Blog of Bee said...

I have been called a speed merchant in my time! When I once asked my driving son if perhaps he was going a little goo fast the response was"well look who taught me to drive!".

I find it fascinating to read the different interpretations of poetry and this delightful piece is no different. I see the road but I also see the curves and bends in life. If the road of life was straight, we would never turn on the ignition.

Tess Kincaid said...

Hairpin at the ready, indeed!