Friday, July 5, 2013

Road Trip

    Image by cyclingdutchgirl.com

I want to
get in my car
and drive
fast
down a road
I’ve never taken
before.

I want to drive
over the curve

of the world
into the sun
and glance, just once,
in the rear view mirror
at the dust rising
in my wake;

a mushroom cloud
of goodbyes.


This is for Words Count with Mama Zen at the IGRT and for G-man's FF55.  Also posted at Kellie Elmore's FWF.   Click on the links and check them out. 

35 comments:

  1. I really like this. The break between curve and of the world is just perfect.

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    1. Thanks Mama Z - you gave us a great prompt.

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  2. A yearning for freedom. Nice one.

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    1. Some days more than others! Thanks Anthony.

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  3. You give us a strong sense of the freedom of escape and the mushroom cloud a very powerful metaphor for burning your bridges. That does give, perhaps, a great sense of freedom for a while - strong sense of around the bend! k.

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    1. Some days are like that, which is when I tend to write. ;-)

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  4. Just watch out for a cop, he/she may make you stop

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  5. Oh, I want to come!! This reminded me of a Jann Arden song...but, age catching up with me, I can't remember the title to save my life! I loved this, Mary!

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    1. Yes, come with! We can google that song on the way out of town!

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  6. kaboom...a mushroom cloud as everything explodes behind you? smiles...i do love a road trip though for sure...

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    1. Well, it is the 4th of July and all...

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  7. A full tank of gas.
    A half pack of cigarettes.
    You're wearing sunglasses at night....
    HIT IT!!!!
    (The Blues Brothers)
    Loved your wanderlust 55
    Thanks for playing Mary, I just love it when you are in your Automotive mode...Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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    1. ...and on a mission from God! Lol, thanks G.

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  8. WOW!!!!!!! I TOTALLY LOVE this! And am about to do that very thing myself. (smiles)

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    1. Thanks Sherry, and congrats on your going off into the sunset!!!

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  9. Mary, this is SOOOOO Thelma & Louise ... love it!!!

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  10. Come with me Helen, you can be Thelma! ;-)

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  11. I love your poem, especially the sound of these lines, and the little vibe they give me:

    I want to drive
    over the curve

    of the world
    into the sun

    This call to travel to parts unknown is very familiar to me.

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  12. Excellent and convincing!! I can say I have felt this pull of the road,too!!

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    1. Thanks Hannah, there's just something about it that calls to us.

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  13. I say, get in the car, Mary. My sense is the emotion building and then you blow the lid off with the final line. ~ M

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  14. Don't drift DRIVE! (my motto of late) nice write !

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  15. Nice rhythm and beautiful wordcrafting!

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  16. In the meantime you could find some DVDs of the old Route 66 TV series to get you primed. .

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  17. Enjoyed the ride. Smiling broadly and could feel the air on my face.

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  18. Hi Mary, I know this feeling well and especially love:
    "I want to drive
    over the curve
    of the world
    into the sun..."

    Also reminds me of the young stud character in Twin Peaks, who used to love taking his bike out at night and driving fast into the darkness, without his lights on...
    With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  19. A quick and exciting ride: loved:

    I want to drive
    over the curve

    of the world
    into the sun

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  20. A mushroom coud of goodbyes, oooooo, love that, Mary Bach. Loving your new look here, and nice to see that pic of you up on the top right

    I want to amble slowly on a banana seat bicycle down new streets.

    And that guy just above is a spammer, which you probably realize.

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Jannie. :o)
      And I did delete that comment, thanks. Very annoying, but I hate to resort to the word verification.

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  21. Sound good Mary..take me with you. :)

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