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West Mountain Road

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

Copyright © Daniel Turner | Year Posted 2021


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Date: 8/13/2021 9:20:00 AM

Happy birthday :) Hugs Eve
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...
Date: 8/8/2021 4:41:00 AM

Brilliant poem, DT, could ride along with you all the way, sending warmest wishes your way:)
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.
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.................
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.
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