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We made a trip to town today And took West Mountain Road. My friend and I prefer that way Back there, where time has slowed. We drove past farms in rolling hills Where cattle grazed in shade The creek we crossed wore summer frills A flowery masquerade Huge towering trees were thick as thieves Which hid us from the sun Still on occasion, through the leaves He'd tag us on the run "round hairpin curves, slowed to a crawl As slow as one would walk Protected by an old stone wall Ignored by squirrel and hawk We reached the summit way too soon Rewarded by the view The height and beauty made us swoon One reason most eschew It was a roller-coaster ride We marveled at our luck A quick descent down the backside Wind swirling in the truck We coasted all the way downtown To shop and grab a snack Then raced before the sun went down To take West Mountain Road back. By Daniel Turner

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Date: 10/25/2021 7:45:00 AM
Beautiful scenery, Very nicely penned Daniel, Hope all is well..
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Date: 9/23/2021 10:54:00 AM
Peaceful, lyrical poem, Daniel, enjoyed the sweet journey!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 9/23/2021 3:03:00 PM
Thank you, James. I was beginning to feel like a forgotten man:) Hoping you and yours are well.
Date: 8/13/2021 9:20:00 AM
Happy birthday :) Hugs Eve
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/13/2021 11:51:00 AM
Thank you, dear sweet lady:)
Date: 8/8/2021 10:15:00 PM
Beautiful images... Thanks for taking us along... You have described it so well as we could see and feel the places ... Enjoyed this ride...
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Date: 8/8/2021 4:41:00 AM
Brilliant poem, DT, could ride along with you all the way, sending warmest wishes your way:)
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Date: 8/7/2021 10:10:00 PM
I remember a few times doing this with my husband on the Oregon mountains. My husband was use to them since he grew up around the mountain and I, a city girl. You could imagine how I felt. Love the imagery and the feel of your poem, Daniel. Thank you for the memories.
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Date: 8/6/2021 12:23:00 PM
I love your "West Mountain Road" write and pretty pictures. I feel, I was in the car with you. Thanks for the ride. Have a blessed day/weekend.................
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Date: 8/6/2021 12:05:00 PM
Hello Daniel Turner, oh, this type of a ride would be interesting to me. You made me feel like i was there enjoying everything. i love the rhyme. Happy Friday my friend.
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Date: 8/6/2021 6:44:00 AM
I like the flow, rhythm and rhyme in this one. Those mountainous roads are very interesting and dangerous. The last time we went on one of those trips I needed some Dramamine because I got carsickness really bad. It had not really bothered me that much until that day. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sara
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