Sunday, August 02, 2009

journey with destination unknown


battered, mud spattered
that non-descriptive truck
was an eyesore in that highway
unmindful of waleful stares
speedily it went on
its whole chassis reverberating
it had seen better days
for the woman traveller
it had been a life saver
putting a distance between her
and her unidentified chasers
she looked askance at the trucker
whose shook his head slightly
continued with the journey
with destination unknown

each experience was one more story
added to the trucks's repertoire

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Hop on aboard the Poetry Train
and have you checked carry on tuesday yet?

22 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

A runaway who found some trouble and learned there's good to be found in every bad situation.

Dee Martin said...

I love the idea of the inanimate object holding the memories.

keith said...

I only hope she didn't get into any more trouble. Nice piece as usual

KB said...

Love this descriptive piece. I can feel the adrenalin in the chase but perhaps she thrives on this also.

Missy said...

An unknown journey can lead to many things and new beginnings. I loved how you used the prompt

Sage said...

Well written, with the future left dangling, we wonder where she ends up.

Old Grizz said...

love the truck and the way you wrote about it. trucks are always the hero.

Julia Smith said...

I like when we get to these lines:

'it had seen better days
for the woman traveller
it had been a life saver'

Suddenly not such a pathetic scrap heap.

Whitesnake said...

run, run away............

When the going gets tough those that dont care or find their inner strength waining will always find away to .........run run ..........away

anthonynorth said...

For good or bad, the journey goes on.

Lorraine said...

Darn it, you're good!!!!

Bobbie said...

Wonderful tale and take on this prompt!

lostmermaid said...

Can i borrow some of your imagination ?????

Bone said...

You tell a story and draw my interest in such few words.

Oh, and I love the word "askance."

Tarun Mitra said...

At least she saved herself :)

Linda Jacobs said...

I love the "reverberating chassis"! And, really, everything about this slice of life!

Jeeves said...

reverberating chassis. the journey seems risky and eventful. Nice one

totomai said...

life as well is a risky journey :-) most of its destination is unknown ..

Tammie Lee said...

The stories those truckers must hear, I imagine nothing surprises them!

Bone said...

PS: Hope you are feeling all better, by the way.

Amethyst said...

Very descriptive. Lovely piece!

cyclopseven said...

Good piece. Interesting.