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Screeching Tyres

Rubber slips on the road ahead,
It’s a dream I had while asleep in bed.
The sound of those screeching tyres.

Just 17 and ill prepared for such a car. 
Far to fast for my skills, left with a scar.
The sound of those screeching tyres.

Skidding side to side with no control,
then hitting the kerb, I started to roll.
The sound of those screeching tyres.

Laying lifeless on the side of the road,
still the ability to think my car may explode.
The sound of those screeching tyres.

Waking a week later in a place unknown
To find I have more than one broken bone.
Still, the sound of those screeching tyres.

Thirteen years on it still strikes a nerve
Listening to a car when it has to swerve
…..the resounding sound of those screeching tyres.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2010 4:18:00 AM
    Dear Gareth, This brings back youthful memories I also shudder at the sound of screeching tires Superb Write YOUR Liege ALWAYS...HG -- SOUP MAIL CALL

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 12:40:00 PM
    U have no idea how happy I am to see u back and see your blog announcing your return to Soup... I hope u will continue with your fine poetry and with your Leave Me Hanging contest as well.. all the poets are dying to read the conclusions .. hope u will be able to stay a while now.. soup mail me if u want.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. on vacation.. AlohA..

  1. Date: 5/24/2010 8:04:00 AM
    Hi so concerned all OK? let me know asap... u are missed much...with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 9:42:00 AM
    Hey James, Hope your good! Just wanted to make sure you got my email address:, Jimmy

  1. Date: 4/21/2010 6:35:00 AM
    James, Isn't it amazing how a sound or a scent can instantly take your mind back to an exact moment in your past? ...Perhaps things you haven't thought about in a long while ...Wham! There you are again, vividly in all your emotions! I assume this may be a candidate for the contest. Good one!

  1. Date: 4/21/2010 5:04:00 AM
    Thankxxx Gareth...glad to hear your entries are OK .. mine and Deb Guzzi's are not OK ..we lost them ALL... guess we have to ride it out... good luck with your contest and appreciate u getting back to me... happy day to u...luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 9:25:00 PM
    Nice write, I hear the screeching

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 12:43:00 PM
    Hi Gareth..can u please check to see if all your contest submissions are intact as all of mine have disappeared from my current contest... thankxxx appreciate u letting me know..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 10:13:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading the poetry you presented to us today Gareth. Thank you for sharing it and may you have a day full of love and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 3:32:00 AM
    Cool write Gareth...ok so we wont get in a car with you lol.....Allie

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 3:18:00 PM
    I would not want to wake up to that at aLL, NICE ONE.....P.D.

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 2:24:00 PM
    enjoyed reading Gareth, you are writing better and better!!