Cars

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

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  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…

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  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.

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  5. jaybluepoems says:

    nicely done… sad and lonely, it leaves me.

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  6. Misky says:

    If only time moved as slowly as traffic sometimes. 🙂

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  7. billgncs says:

    why doesn’t anybody smile when they drive ?

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  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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