Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"On The Road"



Been a long ride...

the gears scream
and whine
and sputter out a tune
that compliments
the road
gone,

bye.

the road...
well, she could care less
for petty pretty-faced
compliments and words
that disappear into air
as the wind carries them
to the sea...

she sings her own song
that stings each and every
traveler gone by...

about the days and nights
blended seamlessly

endtoendtofrontobackagain

she sings her song
and all you need to do is
listen:

because it won't stop
until we kiss the sun
on top of Mount Sinai

it won't ever stop
'til the grass won't grow
or the river won't flow

Been a long ride...
and it just won't stop
until one of us
saves the others'
beleaguered
beknighted
bejeweled
denim and flannel
shrouded
soul

Been a long ride,
and a million more
miles and bumps
and heartbeats
to go

33 comments:

Crushed said...

Good to see you back!

God, that MUST have been one long ride :)

Quite fast paced, this piece....
A whirlwind of images :)

eric1313 said...

Crushed

Man, thank you so much.

For a few days I was trying to hard, and I wrote several things I didn't like....

Then I talked to an old friend and let the words go and 20 minutes later it's all done.

And let me say, you are fast today! I just put this one up.

i beati said...

spotlighting

eric1313 said...

thank you for the word, Sandy. Glad to see you.

Take care

Charles Gramlich said...

Enjoyed it. Good to see you.

eric1313 said...

Charles! Good to see you too.

Man, I'm happy to be home.....

You guys are the best

Princess Pointful said...

I love the fact that you are giving the road her voice, after all she has seen. Happy to see you back, sir.

eric1313 said...

Princess

Well I'm happy to be had back!

And of course.... I should have given the road an even more clear voice than I did... In future offerings, it shall be done...

Everything and everyone has a voice, after all, just gotta listen for it.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

This piece reminds me so of a young boy in the film, "August Rush", inspired to write music by everything he sees. Beautiful!
Am so happy Sandy at I Beati's spotlighted you today! Petra

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Sigh.

You know I'm all about this.

singleton said...

Map....
in shades of blue and blacktop
of all you've been....
Yeah,
you've still got it, friend,
wrapped around your little finger!

I wonder what the postcards would have been like!

Welcome home, Eric, you've been missed!

eric1313 said...

Petra Michelle

Wonderful to meet a new face. Thank you for the kind words. And I'll have to see August Rush, sounds like a great one.


Ultra Toast

It's as though I wrote it for you! You have been a mighty globe trotter as of late. I'll be glad to catch up with your adventures soon.


Singleton

I have it, you have it.... we've got it! Lets run with it and write the words like steps on the dance floor....

Peace and love, Blue Lady.


I've missed you all too.

JR's Thumbprints said...

It never fails when I sit down to write poetry, the words clunk all over the page. I say to myself, "Might as well do a grocery list." Not you though. The words flow ... and hesitate ... when necessary.

eric1313 said...

JR

But your forte is in real life honest stories. You have a great gift, too.

Glad to see you still hanging in there.

Thanks for the visit

morbidneko said...

you're back, you're back!!!

and as prolific as ever, i see.

^_^

it's been an interesting road, bound to get even more so.

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Hey,

You're back.

We all missed you.

eric1313 said...

Neko

it truly is...

And I'm glad to see you as well.


Ivan

Hey! I like being missed.

cool!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Doesn't it feel that way at times? Thank you for your kind comment, Eric. And it was very nice meeting you. Have a wonderful day!
Petra

eric1313 said...

Petra Michelle

Not a problem, and of course, yes it does.... that was only my interpretation of your words, but it rang true for me.

Cool! Take care and write much!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

p.s. Eric, if you enjoy film, on Whose Role...is a mini-film script to read and a poll of actors/
actresses on right to play the
various characters. Hope you enjoy GODIVAS! Thank you again, Eric. Petra

eric1313 said...

Godivas???

I'm there. Like yesterday there.

I'll make it by and read that for certain.

karma lennon said...

You have been much missed, dear. Long ride indeed. :)

My place has changed since you've been gone, it's now at www.mychimericalmisenscene.blogspot.com

Hope you keep updating, I missed your poetic soul!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Eric: Saw you over at Ivan's place. Good to see you out and about. Enjoyed the post very much. How goes things with you these days? What kind of a road trip have you been on?? Well, you sound good today. D

benjibopper said...

long road indeed. welcome back.

Cazzie!!! said...

Eric, so glad to see you! I just loved this poem, so heart felt :)

Hossam said...

wow
nice words and simple
it is ma pleasure to see ur blog
hope eb a frinds
c u
bye bye

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

*laughing* Eric, yes, lots of play on words here.
The name/word cocoa, Godivas inspired by Lady Godiva, love of chocolate, chocolate as an aphrodisiac. I considered the title of GO-DIVAS representing two great divas, but that would have been choppy.
I'm glad it put a smile on your face. That's all I hope for. Thanks again, Eric. Have a wonderful day! Petra

eric1313 said...

Karma Lennon

I'm so glad to see you too, I'll be by soon.

Thanks for checking in on me.


Donnetta Lee

And you too.

I am in good spirits.... and why not? I'm home finally and I feel comfortable, I feel like I can write anything...

Almost!

eric1313 said...

Benjibopper

You too, you are another one who this poem is tailor made for. You understand the beat life as good as any.



Cazzie!!!

And you're comments are always equally heartfelt. I missed ya but I will see you soon, I promise it.

eric1313 said...

Hossam

I try to keep it simple...

It just does not always work so well.

And yes, I'll drop by and see you as well soon. Greetings and I hope you like what you read here.


Petra Michelle

It was a pleasure to read your mini script, sorry I forgot to vote on the lead role...

Kate Winslette would be an awesome Lady Godiva, methinks....

Me knows...

;)

Take care all and see you soon!

Crashdummie said...

"Been a long ride,
and a million more
miles and bumps
and heartbeats
to go"


This can so be the story of my life. Yet another powerful, inspiring and absolutely fab poem eric.

No wonder you have been utterly missed :) cheers

Lana Gramlich said...

Of course, no one can save another's anything, really, but I do like the sentiment, nonetheless. This poem reminds me of some of my younger days.

Miladysa said...

I like this very much!