Black Top Roads

Black Top Roads

A Poem by Michele Devlin
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Thinking about all the roads that lead to where we go in life.

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The black top road that led me

Away from you

Was the same I followed

To come back home

 

The things I once said

I hated you for

Were the same things

Haunting and protecting me

 

Strange how a few years

And only a few hard miles

Change a perspective

And make me wonder

 

Will I become like you?

No, I do not think I will

I will come round to understand

Things in my own fashion

 

On the same black top road

You once drove away on

The same road that brought you

Home every day to me

 

There is work to be done

And so we must go

There is a future to be found

Out there beyond the driveway

 

There are cities and towns

Churches, schools and shopping malls;

A million brick and painted houses

Full of families just like ours

 

We are only different

In our destinations

The way we bear our load

As each head down the driveway...

 

To another black top road

 

 


© 2016 Michele Devlin



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First line struck me as very profound. A thought I felt in the past, but never stated so eloquently. The road to our salvation, may just be the same as the road to our demise. And such a strong final lines too...only different in our destinations, a beautiful perspective and wonderful write.

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I liked the almost melancholic undertone in this poem. It's realistic and humble. Something to remember. I think the last stanza I like best. Thank you also for putting your thoughts under my poem 'The Donald Rally'.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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A thought-provoking write. All roads lead us back to where we came from, if we travel far enough and long enough.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

First line struck me as very profound. A thought I felt in the past, but never stated so eloquently. The road to our salvation, may just be the same as the road to our demise. And such a strong final lines too...only different in our destinations, a beautiful perspective and wonderful write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Either a child to a parent or a lover's quarrel...it seems the distances are not so far apart when we give our wounds time to heal and give our minds time to think things over. Things that really matter to us do not simply just cease to matter out of anger or frustration after all...and sometimes we need the space provided by that black top to find our way home. Great write. I enjoyed.

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Michele Devlin
Michele Devlin

San Antonio, TX



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