On the Road to Where

A Poem by Simon Hamlin

 

Life stuffed in my car;

Goodbyes were yesterday.

You’ll go so very far;

That’s what they have to say.

 

Pink-blossomed trees,

Snow-sprinkled peaks,

Dirty windshield, beyond;

Should only take a week.

 

One station plays some hope;

The other classic rock,

Flip it to a teary song;

Any thing but talk.

 

I know where I’m going

But what awaits me there?

No map with clear directions;

I’m on the Road to Where.

 

Rusted roofs,

Weathered wood,

Purple sky,

I think I could.

 

Swervy words

Paint the page;

Fill up again,

Release that rage.

 

A smile brings me back, my breath;

The left lane from the right.

Another traveler’s blocking me;

No need to try and fight.

 

I know where I’m going

But what awaits me there?

No map with clear directions;

I’m on the Road to Where.

 

Cut right through the canyon;

It’s getting closer now.

Hazy blues and greens ahead;

Will I remember how

 

To set my feet

Upon this earth,

To stand up proud

And show my worth.

 

I know where I’m going

But what awaits me there?

No map with clear directions;

I’m on the Road to Where.

 

That other guy he died

A thousand miles ago;

The new one has arrived

To where, he doesn’t know.

 

Right there, right there

Man, can’t you see?

It’s never fair

No, let me be…

 

On the Road to Where.

 

Written by Simon Hamlin

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2 Responses to “On the Road to Where”

  1. M. Alden

    It’s a fantastic, interminable road, and you describe it with gratifying precision!

    Reply
  2. Larry Hamlin

    Well written, love to talk with you about it.

    Let’s have lunch. I’m available next Wed, Thurs or Friday.

    Dad

    Reply

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