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Tracks in the Dust

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Tracks in the Dust

On the loneliest road, far away
A memory walks in the sun
Of a boy who travelled with none
In a place that he wished not to stay
Searching from dawn's light to grey
For traffic of life to outrun
On the loneliest road
Now grown, he walks in the fray
In the bustle of things to be done
In a street too crowded to run
He wishes he had just a day
On the loneliest road

*Caleb Smith
For the, "Rondine The Traffic of Life" contest

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:14:00 PM
    I see this one won a contest! Not at ALL surprised. The first two lines grabbed me and wouldn't let me go, and the last line tied it all together perfectly. To answer your question, yes, I am a huge Beatles fan! John Lennon has been a hero of mine since I was a little girl. You don't know how many times I've wished for a time machine, since he was killed before I was even born. Such a shame.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 7:02:00 PM
    To me one of the most appealing of these poems in the contest. So wistful. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:57:00 PM
    Caleb ;-) congratulations with your awesome win in Nette's,, traffic contest... xox~PD

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 7:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Nette's "The Traffic Of Life" contest Caleb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 7:43:00 PM
    I loved it on the first read!Congrats on your win Caleb!

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 5:13:00 PM
    I remember loving this the first time. It truly deserved a big win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 3:54:00 PM
    nicely done Caleb....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 3:17:00 PM
    Caleb congrats on your win...don't look back..David

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 2:58:00 PM
    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:04:00 AM
    For me it would have been much has flow ..where the form tends toward choppiness. Congrad's on your fine write winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:53:00 AM
    Oh, me too..this is beautifiul..congrats to you. BG

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:47:00 AM
    congrats Caleb on your winning poetry, often we long for the quiet road praying you will be there on your way, love vie

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:33:00 AM
    you tore me to pieces, caleb... congrats on your splendid win in my contest!.:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:22:00 AM
    Congrats on your amazing win, Caleb!! Love this one excellent and blessings

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Caleb xx

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 11:04:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 12:40:00 PM
    thanks, caleb for joining... did we mean " loneliest"... kindly spell check... best of luck with my hugggs!..:)

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 7/25/2012 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha...yes we did, Nette...whoops! Thank're a sweetheart.
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 6:17:00 PM
    oh, man, yours is so much better than mine. I took the "light" route, and hopefully a bit humorous. (but not posted yet) I am sure Nette is going to love this one.

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Fantastic write! I love this form and you do it well. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem, "Bluest Sky". I hope your wife likes it. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 2:18:00 PM
    A superb write! This is a winner for sure! :) Tanya