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Life Is A Highway

Life is like a highway with many a perilous twist and turn!
Alas, not all roads are straight and narrow, of that for which we yearn.
Many are the detours we must take traveling life's fleeting bourne.
Though the road be strewn with potholes, these are hazards to be borne!

When nearing a "Y" in the road, it might be well to gently tap the brake,
Or even stop to contemplate the fateful decision you're about to make.
"If I take the left, will it lead to a life of misery - such a terrible blunder,
Or if I take the right, might that enhance my ultimate fate, I wonder?"

Many are the warning signs along life's highway that must be heeded!
A miserable and unproductive life will surely ensue, if they go unheeded.
Perhaps a few U-turns will be needed to make corrections along the way,
But a well-planned route will ease the stress to keep from going astray!

A compass calibrated on things above will guide you to your destination.
It will keep you focused on life's itinerary through trial and tribulation.
Life's treacherous highway will be rife with blind spots, curves and bends.
Clear judgment is needed to cruise life's highway and the risks it portends!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No. 4 in Kim Merryman's "Life Is..." Contest - September 2012

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  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:09:00 PM
    Robert, a terrific verse...Congratulation on your win...wonderful! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:51:00 PM
    Robert, a warm congratulations in KIM's "Life Is... " contest. Truly enjoyed stopping by to read all her winners~ :-) always* PD

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:19:00 PM
    And when someone is hitching a ride. It's nice to have someone by our side. As long as they have taken a shower. Every minute won't seem like it's an hour. Congrats. And if someone has gone astray. That doesn't mean they've lost their way. Sometimes the journey's right on track. Either way, there's just no looking back. Have a safe trip.

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:44:00 PM
    you really made a great comparison with this extended metaphor of life as a highway. And I see congratulations are in order!!! Very nice, Robert.

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:29:00 AM
    congrats Bob on a fabulous win for this marvelous journey of Life's highway .. miss u and hope Vera is doing better luv .. congrats on Peyton and Broncos win for opening game of season .. sad but true my Giants caved .. oh..

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:06:00 PM
    Hi Robert; This is a good way to see life. It does have all this twists and turns, blind spots and more. Congratulations on your win. Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 1:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in the contest "Life Is" Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 9:50:00 PM
    Yes I think we all have swerved to miss a pothole and hit another... so well done. Congratulations on your win. Hope this finds you well and your wife is coming along. My thoughts are with you. Take care Lee

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 7:08:00 PM
    nice one, bob! it's rare to read a work of yours which doesn't make me laugh, but it's impressive to see your serious side, too. congrats on your win in the contest...

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 4:59:00 PM
    A great writing on the highway of life. Congratulations on your win, Robert. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Bob, congrats on your win with this fantastic poem! I liked your mention of U-turns. Thank God, He allows us many of them throughout our lives! Thank you for participating in my contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Another fasinating write of yours I am reading today Robert. So happy to come upon this write of yours today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 9:20:00 AM
    Excellent write Bob! I once had a vivid dream about coming to the Y in the road, thanks for putting into words : ) Hugs

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 4:36:00 AM
    Hi Robert a pleasure to read this journey, always worth a visit to your cool writes my friend, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 9:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed your read tonight Robert, always nice to feel your thoughts, hope your wife is feeling better, love vie

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 4:16:00 PM
    Journeys always seem to take longer if you don't know which way you are going. Another fine write Bob.