By Brian Jaime

Veins will burst,
Waiting’s the worst!

A sea of rubies,
A pool of pearls,
Head aches; mind swirls.
Yellow lines prove too slow,
There is nowhere else to go!

Not much happening.
Commercial hell,
About to yell!

Far from home,
Close to crazy,
Sunglasses needed — sun is hazy.
Stop and go — to and fro,
Looks like someone needs a tow!

Slightly napping.
Shifting gears
Seems like years!

Move an inch
Not a mile,
Best to frown instead of smile.
Twice a day this tragedy,
Suddenly, gotta’ pee!

Solo talking.
Unbutton shirt,
Try to flirt!

Hope it clears,
Know that’s dreaming.
Blood pressure begins steaming.
Check the time — one minute gone.
Why does a minute seem so long?

Minimum Waging.
Not much space,
Find a happy place!

So much for frenzy.
There is no end.
Fear waking up to do it again.
Who here can claim that driving is power?
Probably all you who call this rush hour.

© Copyright Brian Jaime and bchrsidesigns, 2003. All Rights Reserved.



West Covina, United States

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Artist's Description

I wrote this poem in August of 2003 and it has gone through many tweaks since then. It has never been published and I am a little wary of putting on RB because of the First Rights issue. However, I wanted to join the Boredom Competitions on the 24/7 group’s latest competition What Moves You. I may decide to take this down after the competition or not, depending upon the response it receives. I chose this piece because, while a car and driving do “move” a person – traffic does not. So, while this poem may appear to reflect something that does not move me, it is actually depicting something that IS moving me…just at a slower pace, which is aggravating. I also think it works on two levels and has a metaphorical connection to being “moved” as well. Sometimes, what moves me not to get into the car and go is the thought of traffic and “rush hour”. I think it is also what moves many people to exhibit signs of road rage. I hope you enjoy! As always, feedback is sought and appreciated! Cheers!


  1. Medium: Writing – Poetry, Social Satire
  2. Tools: Microsoft Word, My Brain/Imagination
  3. Topic: Satire, Social Commentary, Driving


  1. 04/07/08 – Written Finalist for Boredom Competitions on the 24/7’s What Moves You Competition Members can see all finalists and vote here for their favorites. Voting closes on 04/08/08.
  2. 04/06/08 – Entry to Boredom Competitions on the 24/7’s What Moves You Competition


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