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Driving Defensively

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Driving Defensively

Driving can be fun,
driving can be scary,
but do not be afraid 
to do what's necessary.

Put one foot on the pedal,
and the other on he brake,
drive off feeling confident
but do not cause a quake.

Always use your headlights,
don't forget the horn.
Never tailgate cars to close
or you'll get looks of scorn.

These tips that I have read,
should not be soon forgotten
or you could end up dead,
or in a hospital wrapped in cotton.

c2013 Julie Rasley

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  1. Date: 11/19/2013 3:57:00 PM
    This is a fun one to read!! I can see how it got honored as PD says down here as a featured poem!

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 3:56:00 PM
    couldn't find a recent poem I had not seen of yours. So I am here at the beginning of your posts. Let me read this one now!!

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Hello Julie, ... Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. It was nice seeing it on the Poetry Soup-- HOME PAGE. Always a poetry soup friend <3 = LINDA

    Rasley Avatar Julie Rasley
    Date: 10/27/2013 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your kind words, Linda! Have a great day! <3, Julie :-)
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Just curious to see what was your first poem on the Soup; a featured one! Belated Congratulations! I should have read you many years ago! I never tried to learn after my grannie hit someone on the road: not her fault but it's the same! Light injuries, fortunately! But she never drove again and I carefully stayed away from any temptation...

    Rasley Avatar Julie Rasley
    Date: 10/27/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Driving Defensively was the first poem I submitted on Poetry Soup.....I wrote it for an English assignment when I was a Senior in high school...thanks for stopping by and reading my poems! Also, thanks for the kind remarks Julie :-)
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:12:00 AM
    Hi Julie, CONGRATULATIONS ;) on having your poem featured................... LOVE SKAT

    Rasley Avatar Julie Rasley
    Date: 10/27/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Skat! I was surprised to see my poem featured! Julie :-)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:29:00 AM
    A very clever and wise admonition. Congratulations, your poem is listed on the 'Featured Poem of the Week' front page. Well done :)

    Rasley Avatar Julie Rasley
    Date: 10/21/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Karen! I sincerely appreciate the kind remarks! Julie :-)
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Julie, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Julie ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:39:00 PM
    ps..driving is fun :) :) :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:38:00 PM
    a wonderful message Julie, hope many know the dangers and obey the rules. Thank you for expressing your heartfelt letter to your mother. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@