We crawled along

Ignoring signals green or red

Waiting for the orange beam instead.


Slowest movements

And the inevitable stall

Neither made the emergency call.


We pass these days

And indicate a quick hello

Then lose each other in traffic flow.


By Shay Ryan – ‘Water’ –  another short poem by Shay Ryan


13 Responses to Cars

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  2. claudia says:

    i really like this… and i think we have lost a bit what it means to really relate to each other… hope we manage to re-learn as it makes life so much richer


  3. brian miller says:

    oy, been stuck in traffic a time or two…well most any day…usually on the way home…just keep moving….we’ll get there eventually…


  4. Myrna says:

    So true that we get lost in the traffic flow, barely make time to greet each other ’cause we’re always rushing, like cars.


  5. jaybluepoems says:

    nicely done… sad and lonely, it leaves me.


  6. Misky says:

    If only time moved as slowly as traffic sometimes. 🙂


  7. billgncs says:

    why doesn’t anybody smile when they drive ?


  8. Flow and the flow of culture..can be two different things.. i think…
    One is stressful..
    The other has no name…
    And is always orange..and in between..

    Never green or red…

    Have a great New Year 2014!..and keep catching orange lights..
    and quick friends!
    my friend.


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