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Below is the poem entitled Reconciliation which was written by poet Keith Bickerstaffe. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The miles that keep us far apart 
are endless, unforgiving, 
the house is sold, got calls to make, 
a guy must make a living. 
Roads and motels separate us, 
simple things that stretch and tear, 
leave us yearning for each other, 
distance is too much to bear. 

Streaky windshield blocks my vision, 
get gassed up and check the oil, 
change the blades and grab a burger, 
Egg McMuffin's 'bout to spoil. 
Maryland, then West Virginia, 
white line fever, neon lights, 
blurred then blinded by a downpour, 
makes it hard to see at night. 

Monday morning, Georgia state line, 
Florida is beckoning, 
I'll be in Tampa before noontime, 
easy by my reckoning. 
Minutes from my destination 
and a brand new neighbourhood, 
soon I'll see my wife and children, 
things are surely lookin' good!

Copyright © Keith Bickerstaffe

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  1. Date: 2/5/2013 5:05:00 AM
    like your journey Keith, and your wonderful sentiment at the end,, awesome poetry...

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Drive Safe!..wonderful poem. BG

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Very touching and heartwarming words.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 1:58:00 PM
    keith - i love the way you've told this story. the yearning is palpable and it made me want to be right there with you ramming down on that gas pedal! hope you're there now... (if this is fictional, well, that just proves how good you are!)

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 1:41:00 PM
    This is a brilliant write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this afternoon! What a superior piece, Great Work!!