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Asleep At The Wheel Poems

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Modern Times

Modern Times

Universal truths or Universal Studios?
Can one distinguish any longer now
That the Universe has shrunk to a
Binary system of code,
Arcane enough to keep most believing
In a higher power, that is
	until
Brown-out causes
Questioning 
	albeit fleeting like light, like
fliker of a dying cathode...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, anxiety, faith,
Form: Blank verse



Premium Member Caleb
9/23/1989 - 1/09/2009

Grief dropped like a huge guillotine
 on the world of me, my daughter and wife.
My son Caleb was only nineteen,
 when too soon he left our life.

He was a marine off on holiday,
 with two friends from the...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, death, father son, funeral, grave, grief, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Little God
I am no poet
Only a little God
That
Writes like one
words 
In
The 
Bell tower 
here A lovely wound 
Burns 
Where my chest laboured
And 
Emaciates 
The 
Fiction I
Carry
No longer divine,
I will 
Likely drown
In the wake 
Of 
This
Humanity
You would do better to 
Find someone...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Octopus
Octopus arm 
circumventing mind
reaching soul
through media
lulled eyes
dreamy of riches
and sex appeal
asleep at the wheel.
Women apparel
designed to reveal
layers of make up
to conceal
with strength of men
fight
for the right
to abort a child
without any thought
an object become.
Men likewise
in women attire
urged to be feminine
when they...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, vanity,
Form: Free verse
oh my gosh, YES
somehow
i lost my way
and i am happy

so many small towns
revitalize the universe of my soul
and i am content

i never want to 
fall asleep at the wheel
for i am mesmerized

i find internal solace
with you externally riding beside me
and i am satisfied...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, happy, together, travel,
Form: Free verse



Of Doping and Lifetime Bans
If Lance Armstrong isn’t King of Cheaters
He’s most certainly on the royal court
No soul to sell, that former world-beater
Poster boy for putting self before sport

The town’s old sheriff, asleep at the wheel
Cheaters get a tiny slap on the hand
Much more...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, character, sports, integrity,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Asleep at the Wheel
While mating, the male often falls asleep at the wheel,
still gripping the female tight,
and there he may sleep for the rest of the day,
and possibly into the night,
but more often than none, he doesn't sleep very long.
The female wakes him...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sept 11,the day the world stood still
It was a day like every other day, sunny and warm they said
New Yorkers smiling and happy, looking for their daily bread
Taxis were darting here and there, planes flying everywhere
Children were going to school, parents laying down the rule.

Plans were...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, america, evil, grief, hero, history, inspirational,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Falling Asleep At The Wheel


Have had this beard since 1962

Without it would sure be unsightly

Have a severe case of sleep apnea

A face mask must fit tightly

To solve it, may have to shave it off

Or I'll lose my right to drive

The danger is falling asleep...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, angst,
Form: Narrative
I'm
I'm, asleep in my mind
afraid of whats there to find
still wishing I could rewind
to snap me out of this grind

I'm, asleep at the wheel
how should that fact make me feel?
when I'm not sure what is real
layers of sanity peel

I'm, on...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, absence, abuse, dream,
Form: Free verse
Dead Mans Cry
It was a little after three 
In the middle of the night 
When I stirred from my sleep
And got blinded by the light 
Three strikes and you’re out 
Was all this dude heard 
As a pile of metal crushed me...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, death,
Form: Free verse
Deep See
I'm talking about spirits that live deep down in the depths of my thoughts, brought to life when the abyss flows over, I can't keep my mind focused, it's like falling asleep at the wheel but you're not the one...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, depression, innocence, introspection,
Form: Narrative
Twitterverse
Digital ibrains wired by technical innovation 
Infinite zeros and ones succinctly juxtaposed
Servicing insatiable minds endlessly gorging
Unencumbered on amoral unconscious drivel
Cryptic inculcated values of inconvenient truth 
Vexed subliminal dreams asleep at the wheel
Beyond the reach of anciently societal norm’s
Onetime luculent exchange...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, computer-internet, time,
Form: Free verse
The Running Chestnut - euphemisms
Next you can expect Running Chestnut                                  ...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, allegory, funny, on writing and words, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's Too Late
I feel asleep at the wheel
while she slipped on out the door;
I didn’t notice, but the signs were there -
She didn’t love me anymore.
She probably told me, but I didn’t listen -
focusing on the football score.
The home team won; I...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, lost love, me, love, me, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Lucille
There once was a lady named Lucille.
At times she fell asleep at the wheel.
In spite of wake-up antics,
Needing a caffeine sip-fix,
She imbibed Mountain Dew with great zeal!

© October 13, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  Pick a...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, funny, people,
Form: Limerick
Lost
 

Totally abandoned and all alone,
she's left to fend for herself in a world so cruel, so unknown.
Just a few days ago all was fine,
till she fell asleep at the wheel, and crossed that yellow line.

How she survived the crash...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, lifegod, world, prayer, god, love,
Form: Verse
BLOODY TRACKS A TRAIL
                    BLOODY TRACKS A TRAIL

I am England bound and am keeping this journal because upon a train shall I take this...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, death
Form: Quatrain
Predestination
Rupert Lang set out from London,
it was ten minutes to eight.
He meant to travel to the Midlands
to be with his dad in hospital 
in Birmingham. Weather forecast: 
chance of rain.

Peter Smith drove down from Penrith,
he was traveling to Dover
to take...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, death
Form: Verse
Predestination
Robert Lang set out from London,
it was ten minutes to eight.
He meant to travel to the Midlands
to be with his dad in hospital 
in Birmingham. Weather forecast: 
chance of rain.

Peter Smith drove down from Penrith,
he was traveling to Dover
to take...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, loss
Form: Verse
Nobody's Child
Where was I born, who do I know,
All that I own is all here on show.
I’m nobody’s child, a child of the street,
Does that make me wrong, am I incomplete?

The beginning was the end for me,
It was all downhill for...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, death, loss, lost love, sad, sympathy, me,
Form: Ballad
Asleep At The Wheel
Drivin' me crazy,
Mind gettin' hazy,
Foot gettin' lazy,
Goin' to see Daisy...

A sight to see,
Daisy and me,
With her Daisy-Duke shorts,
She just attracts all sorts...

But my eyes won't stay open,
My hardest effort at copin'
Ain't gona be enough,
Just ain't got the right stuff...

Lids gettin'...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, allegory, angst, death, imagination, me,
Form: Rhyme
Dead on Thanksgiving
(This is a fictional poem)

My cousin ate a big turkey dinner and he was sleepy because of the Triptovan.
We suffered a great tragedy when we lost this man.
While he was driving, he fell asleep at the wheel.
He had a bad...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, death, family, friendship, thanksgiving, cousin,
Form: I do not know?
Hurricane Katrina's Unavoided Heeds !
Rain drops splashed hard against my face...
Winds swirled about in many a place.Roofs
and tree tops flew off through out the
air...All damaged property was spread all
about,and everywhere.After hurricane
Katrina-FEMA fell asleep at the wheel..They
were slow in helping people to rebuild and
to heal!Those...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, confusion, death, hope, inspirational, nature, seasons, people,
Form: I do not know?
Predestination
Rupert Lang set out from London,
it was ten minutes to eight.
He meant to travel to the Midlands
to be with his dad in hospital 
in Birmingham. Weather forecast: 
chance of rain.

Peter Smith drove down from Penrith,
he was traveling to Dover
to take...Read More
Categories: asleep at the wheel, loss,
Form: Narrative