The Night/The Open Road

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The night–the open road
Where hand-in-hand the lovers go
With quiet eyes and hungry souls
And in the lights, a path is shown
But only to the end of where
The beam illuminates the way
And to their darkened fate they plunge
With hands and fingers wound as one

The night–the open road
Where fading in his arms she hung
Against the still receding songs
From newly smoldered wreckage sung
Now overturned, the spinning wheels
Of those whose light can see just far
Enough to drive them further on
Into the dangers of the dark

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33 responses to “The Night/The Open Road

  1. That is so good, the” hand in hand analogy” , the “And in the lights, a path is shown
    But only to the end of where The beam illuminates the way” I know well the headlights beam…. such a beautifully worded and flowing poem with such a sad ending.xx

  2. A sad and heart-felt ode to the death of a young couple in a car accident on a dark night on the road. Very well written. A completed poem that also stands as a metaphor for falling off our chosen path after venturing into the shadowy places of life while distracted.

    • I always enjoy hearing your perspective, granbee. When I write, I try not to be too specific so that I can think it through in various ways, and one of my favorite things about publishing is hearing what it means to someone else and how they read it. Thank you!

    • I do not post out of duty. I post out of love, and in some ways love compels me. Perhaps, at least for now, I do have to. It is important to me as a labor of love. Thank you for continuing to read, my muse

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