Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 30 of NaPoWriMo and 3WW

Empty Highway Ignored
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I ignored the sign,
the one that said,
“Love me, Love me a lot.”

You were standing
on the side of the highway
near a puddle.

I drove through it
splashing dirty water
all over you

and kept on going.
The view in my rear-view
mirror was empty.

15 comments:

christine said...

A deceptively simple poem! I love the road sign, the poor character splashed, and the empty rearview mirror. Strong poem!

tumblewords said...

Whew! Well, then. Really nice work! I'll be thinking about this one for a while!

Leigh Lear said...

you say a lot in a few words. i like it.

anthonynorth said...

An excellent use of words. You tell it perfectly.

gautami tripathy said...

Superb use of words! Love it!

It sure feels good to be back!

paisley said...

very thought provoking... i will be mulling this over all night.......

TC said...

Perhaps that wasn't the best person to ignore...

Tammy said...

Linda, nice job on saying so much in so few words. I love layers that make you ponder. ;)

Greyscale Territory said...

The emptiness of the rear vision is powerful!

Great write!

Gemma

Leonard Blumfeld said...

A powerful image is created by this.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Very succinct, well put.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Nice sense of closure! ;-)

Just started a brand-new weekly poetry prompt:

SIMPLY SNICKERS – weekly poetry prompts

Hope you will participate!

Blessings,
Linda

Lucy said...

excellent poem! He vanished, I love it! haha

one more believer said...

it is as if an old black and white french movie... you know those ones w/english subtitles... awesome...

Jade said...

ouch, good and cold.

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