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Down A Distant Highway:

Just me, explaining myself through Poetry words. Words that have been in my head for years. Now inviting you to read and see what you think?

Is it the "getting there"...that's the best part...when out on the Highway?

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Enjoy the journey...






Down A Distant Highway:




The road is straight ahead…and goes on for miles with no end…

I strap on my running shoes…and go outside to stretch and bend.

Then…I run down the road before me…all day I have to run it…

But I never make it to the end…no matter how many times I’ve done it.


I bring out my bike from inside the garage to ride…

I can spend hours pedaling it and letting it glide…

While traveling along this Highway’s roadside…

And never reach what lies ahead…though I’ve tried.


I hop up on my motorbike and shift it down into gear…

I give it a little throttle…and pull out...away from here.

The motor purrs greatly…the wind embraces me for only seconds…

As down a distant Highway…I speed on to more road...that beckons.


I jump up into my good ol’ hunting Jeep…

It’s ridden many trails…thanks to much upkeep.

I get out on the Highway…with the top down…

The Mud tires sing out as they roar over the paved ground.


I get in and “fire-up” the old pick-up truck…

Its old shocks...over Highway bumps…make the rear end buck.

I can see through the rust holes in the bed…they are all brownish red…

At any moment…I may be stranded…when this truck's motor is dead.


I climb up into the cab of my tractor trailer…

The Highway calls me to work…and I shall not fail her.

We hook-up and roll out of town with a big load…

And depart for some stop…in some town…on some road.


My family and I load up for our annual road trip vacation…

A wonderful place lies ahead…at a wonderful destination.

The time spent together...while rolling along each mile...on the interstate…

Makes “getting there”...as much fun as being at the vacation place…Care to debate?


I travel this road...most everyday…

It is always amazing out here on the Highway…

Sometimes I enjoy the ride so much…I want to stay…

Enjoy the Journey…the Destination can afford the delay!

© 2009 ManlyPoetryMan

Comments

ManlyPoetryMan (author) from (Texas) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... on February 09, 2010:

Darknlovely: Thank you...It sure can be a long stretch of road...for sure! Thanks for your comment!

prettydarkhorse: That's pretty cool, PDH...how you see the Philippines...and think of the roads you traveled there. When, I see this long stretch of road (in the pic above)...I see a long highway/interstate...much like the ones I spent much time on....while commuting back and forth to school...in my younger days. "Roads" are universal..yet they each have a special place in our heart..if we stop and enjoy the journey! Thank you for readin' and commentin' on this one, Maita...Have a Great Day...right back at'cha! MPM

prettydarkhorse from US on February 09, 2010:

I love traveling on the roads specially on a highway with the mountains on the side, I used to travel a lot in the Philippines, it always give me hope like the road seems to end somewhere and I am there, Thanks manly, Great day for you,, Maita

Annie from NewYork on June 24, 2009:

Highway is a lonely stretch of road, love the hub.

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