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No Middle Ground

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No Middle Ground

It doesn't make sense
that older folk should drive so slow.
When the traffic light turns green
that means you should GO!
Yet at the same time
the younger fella likes to rev his engine hardcore,
not knowing he's still just a sprout,
still unaware of what life's all about.
The old man has only so much time left on this earth,
you'd think he'd want to show the bull who's boss.
While "big and cool" just wants to impress the ladies,
throwing everything he owns into the wind
not even caring what it costs.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:15:00 AM
    So true.. we all get frustrated by those elderly 'Sunday afternoon drivers'. At least they have learned the consequences to irresponsible driving. Accidents change lives !! Wisely written words.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/16/2013 12:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim. I showed my friend this and he gave me a really interesting comment... "They say that youth is wasted on the young, but I suppose the same is true, that wisdom is wasted on the old!". You're absolutely right about accidents changing lives... ain't no "spilled milk" situation!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 11:09:00 AM
    No Tim, it's not true wisdom is wasted on the old and I can't see you thinking that in fifty years time lol. Oi, I still do a ton when I get chance. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/5/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well glad you're still keeping up the spirit... in Idaho there was a lady that just did a base jump from Perrine Bridge... to celebrate her 102nd birthday, no joke!! Last year she zip-lined through Horshoe Bend while playing the harmonica... talk about not letting age get you down!
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:32:00 AM
    much truth here Tim we rush when young learn to savour as time marches on love it Shadow x

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/4/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Savoring is a useful skill to have... thanks for stopping by Linda (shadow?).
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Funny, but I notice a LOT of old people are crazy drivers. I remember once someone cut us off and my mother would say, "Look at these crazy young people nowadays!" And when we caught up we saw it was an old man having the time of his life, Lol!! I liked this poem, sometimes the young don't treasure as much as the older does.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/4/2013 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Haha... glad you enjoyed! People say youth is wasted on the young... but isn't the same true that wisdom is wasted on the old?