Wheels In The Air

The gravel and dust is at eye level
That happens when you are sliding on your roof
The wheels are in the air pointing out your mistakes
I thought about a priest but I cut out the middle man

It’s like living on catsup and boiled water
The soup really doesn’t help but tells the story
There’s no glory in digesting a metaphor for your life
But at least it’s not from somebody else’s can

You see the rocks and leaves fall into their destiny
The tsunami of time and chance does not think about you
It just rolls over you and is shocking in it’s immoral decisions
You thought karma was on your side but that’s not the plan

I bought lunch for a stranger the other day
I overheard her telling the waitress her troubles
I decided to be her angel but she never knew who I was
Now I’m miles away and wondering who am I better than?

I know the answer and you don’t have to point me in the right direction
It’s not something that I can’t sense on my own
Giving twenty dollars away is not exactly setting the world on fire
One day I’ll face the music instead of living life on the lam

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Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

A good poem that offers food for thought

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow.. just beautiful as usual.. I love your poetry.

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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Such an invigorating thought inducing poem. :)

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

great job Mark...giving doesn't set a fire yet, it can be a light in the dark...

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