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The house sits locked and bare; a derelict car sputtering off with the last of the possessions that owned her. Bellows of dust and sparks trailing; lingering behind as busted tail lights disappear against a burnt sun horizon. Sitting tall and square behind the wheel of her old truck, with bare shoulders, essentials, and a folk rock playlist. Windows down, volume up, a long last look, releasing her breath; a slight smile twisting. Hands, ten and two; pedal down, heading north to anywhere, the wind tangling her hair; stripping away stress; urging on. No more 40 hour weeks. No more juggling bills. No more corporate slavery, building someone else's dream. This is the moment she became free. *For my dearest friend Anna, who inspires me more than I am able to express.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 11/30/2017 6:46:00 AM
The lexicon of words you chose fit perfectly with the narrative and mood of this poem. Very pleasing and effective
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Date: 11/25/2017 7:31:00 PM
What a great and cool write. Like a story unfolding movie. Keep on keeping on.
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Date: 11/11/2017 4:33:00 PM
One can feel the freedom, breaking the chain, that links us all to societies mundane culture.
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Date: 10/12/2017 3:09:00 PM
Thvia your muse. Your style....your poetry...blows me away. My best to you. Chuck
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Date: 10/8/2017 9:19:00 PM
What a fantastic, free to just be, write Thvia. So beautifully and artistically expressed. You had me with you all the way from the first line to the last. Exceptional lines of imagery throughout, but especially; 'with the last of the possessions that owned her' - fabulous!
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Date: 9/28/2017 6:11:00 PM
Wonderful feeling of the passing wind on my face and my arm resting on the window getting a slight sunburn to a destination of hopes and away from fear... Beautiful write.. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/24/2017 1:34:00 PM
Your poem expresses my feelings of 11 years ago when i retired from the U S Postal Service ,at the age of 59. That's when i got my life back.
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Date: 9/22/2017 1:51:00 AM
Hi Thvia, I saw yor name pop up on PS and being a beautiful name had to look you up. What a poem ! What a scene you painted here! Like Thelma and Louise sorta thing. Good going here. Lets go find your dream
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Date: 9/17/2017 6:41:00 AM
Love the idea of this! Chucking it all in and driving anywhere, to somewhere in the middle of nowhere...and building up an old, run-down home with trusty, well-worn tools -- Beautiful piece of writing, Thvia! My very warmest regards! :) john
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Date: 9/15/2017 9:05:00 PM
I was there in that truck. You described the first taste of freedom so well.
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Date: 9/15/2017 9:17:00 AM
Excellent thoughts Thiva.. A well written piece..
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Date: 9/15/2017 5:56:00 AM
Goodbye to Corporate Slavery, and giving up ones life for someone else's dream. Here's to freedom, I really enjoyed this optimistic poem of yours Thvia...Maria
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Date: 9/14/2017 10:08:00 PM
I agree with Andrea, this is one of the best of the poems out here! I surely enjoyed reading your delightful poem this evening Thvia! You have enthralled me by your great imagery of freedom from the "norm" and going into the creative mind, in the creative world! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!
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Thvia Shetley
Date: 9/14/2017 10:43:00 PM
I appreciate such high praise, Russell. Thank you for your kindness!
Date: 9/14/2017 8:21:00 PM
wowow. This is fantastic, Thvia. Is IT for a contest? I have to fave this one. It's one of the best I have read this week.
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Thvia Shetley
Date: 9/14/2017 8:28:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, that means so much coming from a talent like you x. Not for a contest but one may come along!