The Road

The Road

The road
Its long
Doesn’t seem to end
Like time its always there
Always will be

The road
Sure I stop
Everyone stops
Take in the sights
Do some work
Meet the locals
Meet the just stopping for a break
Meet the wannabe locals
Meet people

The road
Still there
Still bare and baren
Right up until peak hour traffic
Then its a jungle and colossal steel jungle
Its alive
Mad people on the road
Happy people too
Frustrated workers at the end of the day
Relieved workers too.

The road
Is it me or does it never end
It stretches into the distance
On and on and on
Wavering and meandering
Like a roller coaster

The road
Sooner turn of it and you run into another of its arteries
Another turning point in the road
A fork
A round a bout
A cul-de-sac
A childrens crossing
Look left look right look left again
A dead end?
Road not finished yet

The road
You can meet new friends
You can meet new lovers
You can run from enemies
You can drive to the other side
Never seen a road with greener grass on the other side before

The road
Blackness divided only by white
Sometimes Yellow
Dividing people
Putting them in their place
Their path their destined route

The road
Bringing life to the far reaches
Bringing supplies to local corner store
Bringing supplies to the hospitals
The Servos the big chain supermarkets
Bringing life

The road
Less travelled is the one never driven
The road undiscovered
Or in the opposite direction you need to go
But soccer on the weekends and the lads playing up that road
You know the one up the mountain pass to the hidden field
Going to win and get into the finals this weekend

The road
Its there, its alive
We are but the living cells upon which its essence
Moves about like swarms of mice during a plague
The road is nothing without us
And we are nothing with out it.

The road
See others
Be aware of me
And I will be aware of you
And please please
Drive safetly.

The Road


West Moonah, Australia

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A poem about the roads no which we all live our lives.

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  • Rosemaree
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