Drive Away

Drive away,

don't look back.

Take the corner,

weave in traffic.

Hit the gas,

get some distance.

Play the tunes,

drown out visions.

Speed it up,

pulse is racing.

Clench the wheel,

veins pulsating.

Adjust the mirror,

no looking back.

Road ahead,

no destination.

Feelings bottled,

don't explode.

Gotta do it,

just can't deal.

So scared,

but can't admit it.

What did I do,

in my haste?

Why can't I fight,

this raging place?

Pull the car over,

alone in silence.

Take a deep breathe,

oh, what a mess.

Running again,

such a bad habit.

Easy to run,

hard to stay.

So intense,

the need to escape.

Fear wins out,

just can't trust.

Repeat offender,

a shattered past.

Don't deserve love,

can't let it in.

Alone is better,

don't want to feel it.

She sees too much,

have to hide.

Touched my soul,

I'm terrified.

Shift in drive,

pull away.

Wonder what she's thinking,

but drive anyway.

Why would she love me,

with this dark side?

It's better without me,

is what I'll tell her.

Can't admit I'm a fool,

so I speed off down the road.

Don't look back,

drive away.

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Wow. so much emotion, reflection and inner turmoil all in a single drive through poem. i love the contrast and conflict of the car, stopping, revving, pulling, driving away to the emotions of loves pull and push and drive. this is a consummate work from a talented mind. voted up!


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Packed with energy and emotion. Sometimes loneliness becomes a trusted friend when a loving relationship starts doaning out those no win situations.

Excellent job Dex. Up and awesome!

jim


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

I love the way you use a car to show all the emotions of this fantastic poem.

up/awesome


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DexisView 5 years ago from New England Author

Docmo thanks for the comments; I'm flattered. Glad you felt the emotion and turmoil. Dexi

Jim, glad you got took away the energy & emotion :)

Fay, yes, cars are an easy escape. Thanks for stopping by.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

Wow this was an emotional ride in all sense of the word. powerful yet heartfelt...voting it up!


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DexisView 5 years ago from New England Author

Thanks, nighthag. Glad you enjoyed the ride :)


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Great job on the poem. I enjoyed the view Dexis. lol


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DexisView 5 years ago from New England Author

Glad you enjoyed the view, Healing Touch. Stop by and visit any time :)

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