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The Open Road Before Me

Updated on January 21, 2014

There is something inviting about the open road

She stretches and yawns

Like a temptress calling to her lover

Seductively she promises good things

To all who accept her invitation

Like those before me I wish to know her secrets

I want to follow her sun-kissed path to a sweet surprise

A surprise that lingers at the end of the rainbow

My life's own pot of gold

A kettle filled with dreams and romance

Adventure!

Adventure, O, Adventure!

I long for you to come

Rescue me from a mundane life

Free me from these chains

Placed upon me by the minons of complacency

These chains are too heavy

And I grow weary

I need to move, breath, laugh, and dance

Around the curves that loom before me

I stand before her ready to run

Yet, I cannot move.

I will never move.

I will never move.



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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      I know. It is really difficult to leave a stable job in order tho accept the call of the open road!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Open road is only enticing if pockets are full :)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful and I loved it.

      Voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      I love the open road as well. I wrote this poem on lunch break after I caught myself daydreaming at the office.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you, Audry. With this piece, I hope to convey the image of a dreamer awakening to reality.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I still love the open road, it is so enticing and has so much to offer. The mundane may hold us back, but to lose that sense of adventure would make life very humdrum indeed. Love it until the ending.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      This has such an expansive feel until the end of the piece--well done!