Sunday, November 01, 2009

One Single Impression: Shift in Time

A Down Shift in Time

Caught between the eighteen wheeler
and a Ford truck with horse trailer—
he hit the gas, went down to third
and made his shift in time, superb.

Where was his hot Ferrari steed
when in his scary time of need?
He pulled that Caddy to the side
a prayer of thanks to God he said.

Now driving home, he changed his course,
he's glad to be alive no worse.
Making that down shift changed his mind
Las Vegas was a waste of time.



Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved




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"Shift in Time" as prompt was
suggested by Nathalie of of
Spaced Law

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25 Comments:

At Sunday, November 01, 2009 12:59:00 AM, Blogger Yellow Tulip said...

nice poem... poor guy:)...

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 1:07:00 AM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

Lucky guy in many ways!
Clever take on the prompt.

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 2:07:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Whew! What a ride. I got caught up between two eighteen wheelers once .. talking about praying.

I love this Jim .. you did well with the prompt!

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 2:21:00 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

One very lucky guy, indeed!

deathly adventure

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 3:07:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

An adventure, this one. Nicely done.

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 4:02:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit.

Driving is like gambling. Love the poem.

Sunny Sunday #4 - Sunny Bunnies

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 5:46:00 AM, Blogger Amity Me said...

Hi Jim,

once you hold the steering wheel, you don't know what's in store for you ahead...

maybe a sudden shift in time...:)

mine is written differently Jim...:)

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 6:27:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

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At Sunday, November 01, 2009 6:28:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Jim, very nice. You got me to thinking about that '67 Mustang with the 4 speed Hurst shifter I drove. Now my "need for speed" is satisfied with a Ducati.

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:36:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

Very clever use of the prompt...whew! I was worried for the guy. lol

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:49:00 AM, Blogger if said...

well said........I like this!!

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:53:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Well, that's an experience I've had on my VW, though there was no Vegas at the other end of the road, Jim. I enjoyed that.

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 9:34:00 AM, Blogger Sue said...

thank you, Jim, for my Sunday morning chuckle. I've been there, done that, and know that sweet sense of relief!

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:27:00 PM, Blogger Jukota said...

Like some of the others, I too, have been in this situation, though there was no Vegas at the end, but then, it's always a gamble when we get behind the wheel. So many things happen that we don't even know about, and how many close calls do we have that never come to our attention as we roll happily along? Great job on the prompt!

 
At Sunday, November 01, 2009 10:10:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

I learned to drive on a stick shift but never did like it.

I like your take on the prompt.

 
At Monday, November 02, 2009 9:37:00 AM, Blogger Leo said...

whooo! adventurous time shift this!:)

 
At Monday, November 02, 2009 11:44:00 PM, Blogger indicaspecies said...

That must have been one fleeting shift in time!

 
At Monday, November 02, 2009 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Ah, this is truly clever - a good country music song.

 
At Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

what a fun take on the prompt!!

i very much enjoyed it!

 
At Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Jim, this is a very interesting poem. I love it. Where do you get your ideas from?

Great work.

love, Melanie

 
At Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:09:00 PM, Anonymous A said...

I love this poem SO much! It is unique, creative, and I can identify with it. Perfect!

 
At Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:05:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Excellent poem Jim! How lucky we are when we experience a shift in time like that one

 
At Friday, November 06, 2009 2:10:00 AM, Anonymous Gel said...

If this is real, thank goodness the guy is ok!
Hope your BD vacation was fun, Jim!

 
At Friday, November 06, 2009 7:53:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

very clever and thoughtful take on the prompt. life is a gambol!

 
At Sunday, November 08, 2009 1:18:00 AM, Blogger bARE-eYED sUN said...

clever.

:-)

thank you.

..
.ero

 

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