"I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all."
- James Baldwin
Hi Theresa - that's the sad thing isn't it ... for the body in the road ... great description of some desperate incidents - we had 5 kids killed on a road not motorway this weekend - desperate times for the school ... Hilary
Oh, Hilary, how horrid. I feel for the families and the other teens who have to endure the grief.
that is the tragedy of having roads and cars
i b arora, I agree.
That's sad one leads to more...
Alex, I agree. I was surprised when I found that out. I think I read it in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
Well isn't this dark and disturbing fare! And I love Malcolm Gladwell.
Michael, it is disturbing. I guess it was enough on my brain that I wrote about it.
Ooh. Dark and sad and true. Wonderful poem.
Thank you, Melissa!
Oh, man, your poem made me shiver. I like the way you formatted it, emphasizing the word "Spikes" and that last shocking line.
Thank you so much, Joanne.
That's a good poem, and it raises some serious issues too. It made me think of articles I've read about road rage and how out of control some drivers get. It's scary and is just one of the reasons why I'm glad that there's public transportation in Chicago.
Neurotic Workaholic, I'm glad cars are safer than ever. Public transportation works too!
Creepy! Well done.
Grabs you and doesn't let go. Well done.
Thank you so much, Berowne.
Really packs a punch!Last week, five youngsters between the ages of 16 and 20 years old, were killed instantly when the vehicle they were travelling in (at high speed, mind you, and contra-flow), collided with another vehicle. Both cars burst into flames. It was really sad.
Oh, Michelle, what a horrible tragedy.
We need talk more about it...and don't let them drive before 18 yr. ~ Important poem ~ Thanks for stopping by x
The madness of highway users. Very true in most instances where accidents seem to be the norm. Nicely Theresa!Hank
Aww, that's sad and mysterious too!
Thanks, Deniz. Happy birthday!!!!
The road as Entropy made manifest - i like it
i like the element of mystery. also the tragedy that transpires between the beginning and end. suicide by highway...a sad way to go :(
I wonder if it's conscious when these rates of collision increase.
It's disturbing how accidents and the people who cause them follow each other. That ending made me shiver.
I'm glad the poem worked as intended, Medeia.
So very sad, but also beautiful writing Theresa.
Thank you very much, Optimistic Existentialist!
This one hit home after watching "Duel" on TCM last night...
I haven't seen TCM, Tess. What does that stand for?