Road Trip

Road Trip

A Poem by Pete
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The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. - Thoreau

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Image result for cadillacs side by side on highway

You bring the jam and I'll take the bread.
Doesn't matter what mama said.
All our troubles will be forgot.
As we tie up chance with a sailor's knot.
We'll be blessed with dominion in Eden's flower.
Losing mortality's minutes, finding eternity's hour.
You'll let down your hair and I'll wear my leather.
Flying on faith's ferrying wings together.
Simpatico, like birds of a feather.
Leaving a trail of hope for others to follow.
Tailgating truth whilst forsaking sorrow.
You can sing and I'll play guitar.
Love will guide us both near and far.
You tote the moon and I'll carry a star.
We'll ride to Heaven ...
... in a beat-up, old, Cadillac car ...



© 2019 Pete


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Pete
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Thoreau

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Pete, though I graduated from high school in 1986, I was never a fan of 1980s music. However, I’ve always loved The Cars’ Drive and the video. It’s a good pairing with this poem.

What I imagine here is a man rehearsing this invitation to his loved lady, maybe driving alone in that Cadillac, dreaming about her saying yes (not “you’re crazy”).

This poem captures not only a youthful spirit, but something uniquely American about the open road, an old Cadillac, and taking off with the love of our life.

One of your best, I’d say. Love the photo, too!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Weeks Ago

thanks so much for sharing your free-spirited thoughts r.e.! - you're certainly on the right track .. read more



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I love your ability to create such lovely, free-flowing rhythms.
'Tailgating truth whilst forsaking sorrow.'

I have the feeling that the protagonist has followed something through to the very depths, only to be able to say that they are ready to walk away, and not only will they walk they will fly, and never even think about looking back. Such a light and uplifting poem.
Laura.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

4 Days Ago

you've gleaned quite a bit - even more than i realize that i had hidden between the lines. thank yo.. read more
LauraKate

4 Days Ago

My pleasure :)
This is one of your best! I love how you've simplified (your sometimes tangled writing style) a little bit here, for the sake of depicting a bare-bones simplistic jaunt. I love how you convey a sense of playful abandon & invitation. I love how your classic imagery serves as symbols for my ongoing fantasy/dream -- a return to civility & honor & respect -- traveling this road in harmony (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

curious - how does that explain my writing? ... :)
barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Especially in the poems of yours that are long & filled with a million snappy "lines" (sometimes thr.. read more
Pete

1 Week Ago

lol. interesting - never would've imagined. a case of still waters running deep i guess ... :)
' Simpatico, like birds of a feather... '

I like this.. more than like! Have re-discovered the word 'charm' recently. And so pleased i have because your adventure is gentle, affectionate and full of CHARM. Whilst it has a touch of raw adventuring, i's not rough and ready, it's not hard and full of whatever.. it's a plan you intend to carry out with the bravado of a man in deep admiration - if nothing else.

You phrase so well, Pete.. meter so fine.. plus the song.. a new one for me, i think.. good addition. Thanks for a great read on first December. :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

who doesn't like a car ride (except in heavy traffic of course). life is a journey so what better w.. read more
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

How true your words.. Life is an adventure, every day different, every experience magical. Making m.. read more
Pete, though I graduated from high school in 1986, I was never a fan of 1980s music. However, I’ve always loved The Cars’ Drive and the video. It’s a good pairing with this poem.

What I imagine here is a man rehearsing this invitation to his loved lady, maybe driving alone in that Cadillac, dreaming about her saying yes (not “you’re crazy”).

This poem captures not only a youthful spirit, but something uniquely American about the open road, an old Cadillac, and taking off with the love of our life.

One of your best, I’d say. Love the photo, too!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Weeks Ago

thanks so much for sharing your free-spirited thoughts r.e.! - you're certainly on the right track .. read more

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