So one day you wake – poem – NaPoWriMo Day 10


Ok so I’m officially behind with NaPoWriMo… no worries, I’ll catch up this weekend 😀 Here’s the 10th one…

So one day you wake

So one day you wake
And find that the road you’ve taken
Is wearing out your shocks

You’ve avoided the thought
You’ve ignored the
Teeth
Chattering
Bumps
Along the way

But now it seems that some of those teeth
Might be rattling around
In
Your
Head
And you may have just bitten your tongue

Pot holes growing deeper
Road is getting narrow
Trees across the path

You can see a gap in the road ahead
Actually you’re not sure but
You may already be
Part   way   over   it

Is it time to bail
Will you make the jump
It sure looks promising on the other side

But if you don’t make it
There could be quite the
Solid Bang
Against the other side

And someone may find you
Sliding
Slowly
Down that other side
Leaving a smudge as you go

If you jump now
You may land safely down below
But you can’t see underneath

And you’re not sure
If there’s even water
At the bottom of the gorge

What to do what to do
Tires are going
F
l
a
t
And stuff has bounced out the back

The rear view mirror
Shows items bouncing along the road
Careening over
the
edge

And yes, you must be

Over         the
Gap          now

It’s decision time

 

Stephen Kellogg – 2012

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About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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4 Responses to So one day you wake – poem – NaPoWriMo Day 10

  1. sonofwalt says:

    Nice work, Stephen. Made me smile, and cringe a little. lol I just got a new tire on today… FINALLY. lol

  2. David,
    New tires are good… I just had to put 4 new ones on last month…

    Thanks for the comment..
    I’m a bit frustrated as my formatting didn’t all stick… but I’ve got to get to bed… a bit worn out and the morning comes early tomorrow.

    Peace,

    Stephen

  3. sophilyfox says:

    Intense with comical relief Nice!

  4. Lizz,
    I think you just summed up how life is sometimes 😀
    Thanks for the support.

    Peace,

    Stephen

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