Middle of The Road

Sometimes I wish
I could be more
middle-of-the-road;
with my politics
with my music
with my writing--
but, then, the question arises,
which neighborhood?
And would that road
be, public or private?

For all centers
are not in the same direction;
none of them a constant--
not even the dead 
left to rest,
recycled into
God knows what?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/2/2018 8:35:00 AM
Your poetry reminds me of a great musician. You have style, you can feel.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 6/2/2018 1:21:00 PM
Hi Richard; that is the first time in all my years of publishing on the web that someone has seen and mentioned the music in my head while I am writing. Blessings my friend! Just wrote a poem, which I will now publish, inspired by your very appreciated comment.
Date: 4/12/2018 2:46:00 AM
...I don't know about 'balance' - I think 'compromise' is the key. Middle of the road is ok, but surely those with an open mind would take the road less travelled? I think and feel "middle of the road" actually are not open minded, they just sit on the fence and 'view' rather than 'do'.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/12/2018 7:55:00 AM
For sure:) Road kill is not for me either. Love it. Great comment!
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 4/12/2018 2:51:00 AM
This poem is great, obviously, it makes a person get all feisty...lol, well that's if you are not 'middle of the road'. No way middle of the road - that's road kill.
Date: 4/1/2018 4:56:00 PM
Pining for the comfort of mediocrity? Maybe god is giggling? Keep your blade high!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/1/2018 6:06:00 PM
Hi Robert; for sure--and as Gibbs would say, never admit defeat nor apologize.
Date: 3/21/2018 2:54:00 PM
Hey, this is neat and original. I like the way you think.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/1/2018 6:35:00 PM
Hi Uwe; thank you my friend. Have a great day!
Date: 3/18/2018 11:48:00 PM
All centers are not in the same direction .. I like that. Well done on this thought-provoking piece!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/1/2018 6:42:00 PM
Thank you, Becca; have a great day!
Date: 3/14/2018 3:36:00 PM
I like this one, great reflecting done so succinctly!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 3/14/2018 8:03:00 PM
Hi Andrea; thank you. Have a beautiful day!!
Date: 3/13/2018 6:33:00 AM
I think middle of the road is fine, normally does not offend others... Well expressed Joe.. middle of the road people are normally more open minded..
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Joe DiMino
Date: 3/13/2018 12:15:00 PM
For sure; the downside is, they can be too pliable, and lacking individuality. As you say, balance is the secret. If only those roads we are on would stay in one place:)
Date: 3/13/2018 6:03:00 AM
Great! Thought provoking.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 3/13/2018 12:15:00 PM
Thank you, Kim; have a beautiful day!