How many roads do you travel

The photo prompt for Alastairs Photo Fiction writing challenge this week is fascinating. A couple in a vintage vehicle on a modern highway. The muse took over on this one as I viewed the past (the vehicle) the present (traveling on the road) and the future (their destination). Enjoy:

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The Roads You Travel

How many roads do you travel
as you journey through each passing day,
yesterday, today or tomorrow’s
choices of road – an array.
 
I think that we travel on each road
depending on how the day goes,
today’s road may just be reflective
Yesterday’s full of woes.
 
Tomorrow’s road nurture’s our day dreams
today’s road weaving through turns,
tomorrow’s encountering road blocks
to hinder our travels and yearns.
 
I may ponder too long on the right road
and wait ’til the crossroads have passed,
missing the signs that direct me
turn ’round and look for the last.
 
The last road, the one that’s the true one,
the last road that sped quickly by,
the last road I need to return to
the road where my future does lie.
 
How many roads do you travel
the high one, the middle or low,
just do make sure at the crossroads
take it easy and go very slow.
 

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Thanks for stopping by, be sure and check out Alastair’s weekly writing challenge by clicking on the link. Give it a try, you’ll have fun! Have a great day and a better tomorrow!

~ Penny

penny l howe

 

18 thoughts on “How many roads do you travel

  1. So beautiful poem .I love your poetic sense and style, so tender, so soft and sometimes a little bit harsh but straightforward.True and wonderful indeed.
    Thanks for sharing.
    All the best 🙂

  2. Pingback: Sunday 21st April 2013 | Alastair's Photo Fiction

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