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Is this home???.......

Kicking open the door, he proclaims, ’ I’m back’ in a low whispering, humourous voice. The dirt and road dust falls talc like around the edges of his travel stained boots.

He stands in the doorway, surveying the scene, has it changed? Nope, has his missing been noticed? Nope. Futile, this place has no point in being, for it is a ‘chest’ a ‘trunk’ for storing, storing what? Useless bits of nothing.

Empty box, to fill, with useless bits of nothing. Sifting through, the wreckage of a life, that can stay, that can go, stay, stay, go, stay, stay, stay, go. The box of useless bits of nothing amounts to little more than nothing. He refills his saddle bags with provisions, looks over his shoulder, a last look, he surveys his usless bits of nothing. At least it’s tidy, in case, he never makes it back again.

Slaming the door shut, he closes his mind, saddles up, turns the key, reassured from the roar and black smoke. The little red lever, signals goodbye with a hiss……

Flicks on the cd player…..Rhett Atkins- Driving my life away

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I know none of you drivers in the Truckies group need reminding of that song, but hopefully others may take a chance on listening to our lives…..it matters not where in the world we are, tis the same…..
Truck it right !!!

Comments

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 5 years ago

    another of those sayings – home is where the heart is, comes to mind… but that isn’t enough is it! xx

  • That is a true saying my teacup, so if the heart is spread in many directions does that a nomad make ??? thank you for your thought provoking comment xoxo

    – lawrie .

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 5 years ago

    this piece can be read from different perspectives (as many writes can be). On the one it is someone coming back home to were a family is, but in fact only on the perihpery, no longer a core part as spent so much time away. The family life needs to continue and find its way. On the other hand it could be coming back to a house/dwelling – no one waiting. everything left just as it was… what is there here but a place to lay a head before packing up and going… either one leaves a sadness for a life chosen or not chosen but living it anyway.. I always love the way you write. xx

  • Thank you so much for wanting to put the input on this one, i love that, and yes your grasp is clear and spot on to the feelings, mine is the second of your two thoughts, i found it funny once that someone asked where i was heading, and i said ‘home’…then i thought about what that word ment……..thank you so much for your thoughts xoxox

    – lawrie .

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 5 years ago

    Totally agree with Teacup on this one Lawrie, what a great written piece. XXX

  • Janine thank you, how mad is that we both had pieces relating to the home theme, and the way of life we lead….that way of life can be so hard to convey, people say, well if you feel like that do a different job……but as i and you know about the othersides of what goes on, the drug of diesel in the blood, the ever changing view, out of the window and in your head, the running away from the pain and chaos, the bond those that share this life have….the nomad, even when your on locals the itch in the feet is so great, makes us restless and hard to live with….we fidget like ants in the pants, if we have to go to the supermarket we choose the one furthest away just to journey…haha our own worst enemy, love your write, keep it up, express the feeling from within xoxo

    – lawrie .

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 5 years ago

    A sad piece, no roots, no feeling of homecoming. I don’t know if that is a life that I would want, I am defnintely not a nomadic creature. My brother was a trucker for years, it took a toll on his family. But then there are different strokes for different folks, each of us has a calling and that determines what direction our life will take. Thanks should go to all the truckers out there who live the life they do. Excellent write my friend as always.

  • Hi M, Yes the toll is very very high, it is so hard to explain the conflicts that live within, once you have started down that road…..A lot of us come from such varied backgrounds a lot of my friends have a previous professional life, but, life itself has brought us here, the urge of the gypsy or the heartbreak that led you to take flyte ( the foreign legion springs to mind)..Thank you so much for your valued comment and the thanks you extend to the truckers without whom there would be nothing in the shops xox

    – lawrie .

  • Naylor
    Nayloralmost 5 years ago

    ((((((((((((((((((((HUG)))))))))))))))))))))

  • ((((((((((((((HUG))))))))))))) (((((((((((BACK))))))))))

    – lawrie .

  • Naylor
    Nayloralmost 5 years ago

    sorry !!! click happy here ……. this is a very raw and open emotion here Lawrie … I feel the sadness and loneliness that sets in but also the pull of the road and how one misses that sense of freedom while behind that wheel …. sometimes though you can weigh both sides and find that they can balance each other well :) (((HUG)))

  • Sorry Celena, numb nuts ere put comment in wrong box, please see below x

    – lawrie .

  • lawrie .
    lawrie .almost 5 years ago

    Ah C, welldone for hitting on that yes the balance thing, tis so very hard to describe the feelings of those emotions, i have days away stuck in the truck, feeling lonely, upset thinking of those i miss, upset thinking about the mistake i’ve mad, and generally feeling sorry for myself….Then i have had other days of great feeling of being alive, the sunrises the sunsets, the mountains the sea, the friends, the pride when taking your truck through the smallest of places and doing it right…….thank you for your fantastic comments xoxo

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks Lawrie, yes we live and breathe this life, truckies here are very united, it is a very strong bond. A bond no law enforcer can break. To be a truckie means to myself and Mike that your life is the road, your life is for others, your life is the inside of that truck, so it has to be comfy right LOL. Thanks mate X

  • Life on an air ride seat……. they don’t know what their missing lol x

    – lawrie .

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 5 years ago

    LOL absolutely mate!!! We should all have them in our cars that would be scarey ha ha.

  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA the thought of that made me laff so much, thanks girl hahahahaha

    – lawrie .

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 5 years ago

    Can you imagine what it would be like. I reckon we’d all get headaches from bouncing so high up and banging the car roof. LOL

  • oh yes, and a few crashes and hmm maybe a few smiles if ya know what i mean ;-)

    – lawrie .

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