Driving home through a storm

Driving home through a storm

A Poem by Wild Rose

Driving home through a storm


We had been away to a meeting

One hundred and fifty miles from home

We had an early start the meeting was timed to begin at ten thirty; three hour driving we calculated; allow four in case of delays - Half past five ?

Make it six o'clock off the roads will be quiet.

We had an uneventful drive and arrived with time to spare


A wind had developed by time to drive home plus spots of rain

It was forecast to reach seventy miles per hour over high ground

As we left for home it was beginning to rain, blown by a strong South Easterly wind

Over the high moorlands the wind had become a gale

Blowing across the road

It had become a fight to keep in the nearside lane

Speed was now down to under forty miles per hour

We pulled into a lay-by, have a rest, drink of cold coffee


Time to push on but it was down hill and even harder to steer

Going uphill the front wheel drive helped just keep it pointing where you want it to go

Downhill rolling with no driving power you had to brake to keep control

The wind became less ferocious as we descended

Until back on low ground there was little wind

Back to normal speed

We arrived home almost one hour behind the expected time


Wild Rose 2020

© 2020 Wild Rose


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remembrance of a trip I made to NC...during the night...there had been tornadoes at the spot from which I left...and for hours I felt like I was just barely outrunning them....
kept debating whether to pull off the road but thought...mmm, might be a sitting duck if I do that.
Nature pretty much takes decisions of life or death out of our hands...
tempestuous write...I felt every bit of this.
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

We often have to drive across country > Coast to Coast
That means crossing the Pennine moorla.. read more



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Interesting poem. The narrative , with graphic detail seems to build up, and I was expecting some catastrophe. I had to smile when all that happened was that you were an hour late!!!!!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

6 Days Ago

I am pleased that you were given a bit of apprehension What was going to happen?
Sorry if it.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

3 Days Ago

Actually I thought it was a very good poem. I love work that has been taken directly from life even.. read more
remembrance of a trip I made to NC...during the night...there had been tornadoes at the spot from which I left...and for hours I felt like I was just barely outrunning them....
kept debating whether to pull off the road but thought...mmm, might be a sitting duck if I do that.
Nature pretty much takes decisions of life or death out of our hands...
tempestuous write...I felt every bit of this.
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

We often have to drive across country > Coast to Coast
That means crossing the Pennine moorla.. read more
Wow, this is very good as well as very descriptive, love the imagery you write with

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Kay-T
I attempt to convey the conditions, feelings and worries (Are we going to get.. read more

My word... you mentioned how the thunder roared in your parts... the storms up there sound ferocious...

a true tale told to tempt tourists elsewhere or the truth and nowt but the truth.... nice one WR :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

4 Weeks Ago


I love Cumbria..
Wild Rose

4 Weeks Ago

We do > We used to live on the border between Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Managed to get a .. read more
Neville

4 Weeks Ago


I need to visit Millom and pay my respects to a very dear and long departed friend Bob

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