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Old 04-02-01, 04:01 PM   #1
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here's a poem i wrote. hope ya'll like it.


on the road
beside the lake
beside the highway
i search for the beauty
but reality stands in my way

a youth passes on a scoot
puffing out blue smoke
instinctively i give pursuit
spinning hard i start to choke
man against machine
the issue's moot
they may be faster
but i don't pollute

i am silent
i am clean
i pass through landscape barely seen

in their boxes they sit and peer
from a space in which they steer
through a life that seems complete
with air-conditioning and power seats

into their domain
i emerge again
for all their grace
they don't seem sane
it must be the constant strain
they scream and moan and pawl the ground
creating a truly hideous sound

fear pushes me to the side
for to merely brush their hide
would surely be a suicide
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Old 04-02-01, 04:26 PM   #2
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Bravo! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-02-01, 05:43 PM   #3
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Great poem! Welcome to the forums
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I like it!
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Old 04-11-01, 04:55 PM   #5
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thanks for the kind words. I thought it might also be of interest that the poem was mostly composed while i was riding my bike. The Bicycle is my Inspiration.
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