Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way


Photo by Steven Kelly












Dragging in low gear, I follow the crowd;
reaching an impasse,  or maybe just stalled…
stuck in this limbo, just spinning my wheels,
trying to inch forward in search of ideals.

That far off horizon beckons to me;
but clouds overhead decline to agree.
It’s time to rev engine—to distance those fears—
and find that fine line where the road disappears.

© Ginny Brannan 2013

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20 comments:

  1. oo la i like that last lines....sometimes we have to walk that fine line to get through the fears to the promise of that horizon....

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  2. ha - the title sums it up pretty well already... there are times we just need to find our way esp. after having felt stuck for a while

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  3. Interesting interpretation - well done. :)

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  4. Love this and especially the title! :-)

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  5. "that fine line where the road disappears" - soon or late we all must get out of our way - nice write

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  6. to find that fine line.... excellent, Ginny! (and I'm always in awe of your rhyme and meter)

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  7. Sometimes it IS hard to focus on just what is ahead! (And I too enjoyed your rhyme.)

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  8. Brilliant! I don't use "Brilliant" loosely here. That first phrase "Dragging in low gear..." sets the stage for the metaphor and analogous link to life. For a short prose piece it packs a big punch. LOVE IT! This is just too good my friend. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Sometimes you just gotta put the hammer down and blast past them all! It's a good feeling, Cleaning out the carb, they used to call it. I call it cleaning out the soul! Nice write....

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  10. fabulous!I love car revin poems. I love the last line! I don't see fine lines either.

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  11. Great story to match the photo. Liked the form - very effective.

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  12. I would agree: very effective. Leave those fears in the dust. Great write, Ginny.

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  13. That fine line where the road disappears...oh I love that...

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  14. Love the ending of this. A fine capture, Ginny.

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  15. Wonderful to get beyond the horizon - very cool. k.

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  16. Used to be drivers weren't limited by on-ramps and concrete. It takes a lot of extra revving to clear the road, and I find it here within your words.

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  17. Well done. And thanks for sharing

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  18. Nice rhythm and rhyme to this one Ginny. And my favorite lines are your closing:

    It’s time to rev engine—to distance those fears—
    and find that fine line where the road disappears.

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