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Hitchhikers on the Road Called Desire: a Poem

Updated on July 30, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

We are hitchhikers on the road called desire

without a signpost, without a map

to show us the way or at least to inspire

for escaping from one form or another of crap.

Knowing what we want to rid of more than what to find

with any destination looking better than staying put

we hitchhike for a chance to leave something behind

whether on some wheels or most of the road on foot.

With that raised thumb getting heavier and tired

no one willing to tag us to their chosen dream

and with last trace of hope seemingly expired

any chance of getting there becoming very slim.

From the back of our head creeps a strange fear

that we may have to figure out our own way

by shifting our mind into a higher gear

to fulfill our desires one deserved day.

So maybe it's a sheer blessing in disguise

that no one is stopping to give us a ride

looks like with no effort there is no prize

and we'll never get Lady Luck on our side.


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      Hari Prasad S 2 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Desire is sure a lonely treacherous highway,

      Lest you have your means to stray.

      Nice poetry.

      - hari

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      Louise---Thank you, my friend, it gives me a true pleasure knowing that a fine and intelligent lady thinks high of my poetic attempts. I wrote 194 articles about human nature before one day I decided to try myself at poetry. It's fun, and your comments also make it rewarding.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      Ryan---You are a true friend with all others who encourage me with your comments to keep writing.

      Here I am spending a 7-week vacation in sunny California. A guest of our niece, I sneak early every morning out to the patio by swimming pool and write and write like a man possessed. Flowers and palm trees are an ideal ambient for me, and at times I feel like the whole day is one long meditation.

      Thanks again---it takes a deep man to give a deep look at anyone's poetry.

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      Ryan Fuller 2 weeks ago from Louisiana, USA

      I don't know how you just keep knocking these wonderful poems, but they never seem to disappoint. Great work as always. Life is a journey. An unplanned one not matter how we try to prepare for it.

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      Louise Powles 2 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem Vladimir. I really enjoy reading your poetry.