tires on the pavement.....a poem?

After hours ....... days the
dull roar of the rubber
on the road I rest

Miles from that highway I chose one
a place that feels the best

And now the tires are still
the river sounds lay against
the canvas sides of the tent

To tired to sleep yet I lay awake and
stare at the skies content

Highways have always pulled at my
soul strings entangling
enticing entwining

Yet it takes nothing away from this
peace of a river winding

The valley of the sun not far from
the shashone river yellowstone
n
ot far away

If I leave now I'll be there tonight
.....yet for now I think I'll stay

High plateau low deserts let the
wonders
of this west lead me astray

Or take me to the mountains of stone
where only eagles dare fly

On to the rock layers of the coast
and the scent of redwoods
I won't pass them by

I wish only to have wings to go staight there
no more highways to drive

My friend the eagle you don't know
how lucky you are
to be alive

Don't look at me like that .......
whens the last time that
you had to drive !






Comments 18 comments

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Deep and wistful. I found this hub relaxing, enjoyed it.

Graham.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great poem ..


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Road Trip!


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica

Loved it Ahorseback! I too wish I didn't have to walk...lol..I don't own a car but I do wish I had those wings to fly.


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jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

So interesting and slightly sophisticated,

enjoyed from jandee


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Reminded me of home. Very down to earth and awesome!


Vickiw 3 years ago

I always look at a group of turkey vultures as they soar over our huge lake, and wish I could fly like them. I like your lovely description, and your touch of humour a t the end!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Took me to the time others asked me to risk what they wouldn't. Thank you


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I always loved the road Albion , seeing new places ! Lately , I'm a home boy though !....lol Thank you


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Michael , Thank you sir !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Eric , You know it man ! You know it!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cardisa sweety , I hope you are well , we worry about you ! Cars ....thier just a major money issue !......Thanks for saying hi !Ed


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

lol..and - when's the last time you had to fly..

we sure look at THEM a lot...lol..

i love that you clearly do NOT live by the clock, my friend..

you just live!

up and sharingxx


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Jandee ! Thank you for sharing !....:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Where is home wayne ? Thank you preciate that !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Vickiw, I love to watch them too ! Tons of them around nowadays !.....Thank you ....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter , Hummm ? I wonder about that !lol....Thanks man !


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

OHHH I want to go driving and wind up in the sky with our winged friends. and then some flying.. love your poem

Okay now I am just ready to go anywhere..lol

sharing

voted up

have a wonderful day

Debbie

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