Sunday, January 02, 2011

One Single Impression: Calmed

Ceansū Tráchta;
(Irish) Traffic Calming

An ordinary Sunday afternoon
little family out for their weekly ride
Grandpa riding shotgun with his spittoon
Dad had the reigns proudly he steered the drive

In the back kids and Mom with windows down
dodging juice from their Grandad's outside spit
wise Mom packed a kerchief to wipe her brow
and gives aid to Dad from back where she sits

Passed by red car its driver half Dad's age
He raised Dad's ire a lesson boy must learn
don't mess with folks take care you'll cause a crash
Dad had the whip young fellow you must burn

He'd cut him off now Dad started around
he'll teach young lad that his driving is bad
wise Mom sitting in back now held her ground
stop it all there's no lesson to be had

Dad knew his was folly and Mom was right
youngster avoid there's safety holding back
Mom's are wise they calm our souls quell the fight
the lesson here family comes first says Dad

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At Sunday, January 02, 2011 2:29:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

A great message in this.

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 4:27:00 AM, Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

That's a good message and a lesson too.

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 4:41:00 AM, Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm glad mother had such a calming influence!

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 6:52:00 AM, Blogger Sherri said...

What a wonderful're so right that mothers tend to be the calming influence. As always, you tell a great story with your words!

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 7:52:00 AM, Blogger Linda Jacobs said...

The spit took me back to when I was a teenager and my friend and I were sitting in the back seat with my grandparents in front when my grandfather spit out the window and it smeared the side of my window. Thankfully, it was only halfway down! I'm sitting her chuckling. Thanks!

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

A terrific image you've painted here! Love it!

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 6:07:00 PM, Anonymous ms pie said...

a car, a family and a man at the wheel... there's enough lessons there to last a lifetime... the good and bad of course... but calm traffic ahead... now that's good!!! always enjoy yr stories jim...

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 7:08:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Hi Jim! Great lesson within your poem- moms do usually have the calming effect don't they? Great prompt too!!! I love the game Apples to Apples- it is fun to play with kids and see their connections. Hope the chili was good- I tried to come by but forgot the address- LOL!! Happiest of New Years!

At Sunday, January 02, 2011 8:57:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

You've penned another lovely poem Jim with a nice message. I like that photo of the traffic sign. Great writing as always.

At Monday, January 03, 2011 1:09:00 AM, Blogger Shail Raghuvanshi said...

I loved your poem Jim. Different and nice...

Happy New Year.

At Monday, January 03, 2011 7:55:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed this very much. I can relate to what you are saying.

At Tuesday, January 04, 2011 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

Lovely, message filled poem, Jim :) a touch of humor in it too.. loved it.

My Survival for OSI Calmed

At Tuesday, January 04, 2011 6:02:00 PM, Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

I always hated those cigarette ashes flying back at me while out for the sunday drive. Maybe that is why I never smoked. Ha... Moms can be very calming.

At Thursday, January 06, 2011 9:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow dad's do figure it out, lol. Thanks for this fun read... I could picture it all so beautifully.

At Friday, January 07, 2011 9:46:00 PM, Anonymous The Dark Lord said...

Wow... a wonderful backdrop and imagery for the message. Loved the progress, and the tone. I felt, maybe, you could've gone on for a while more, but its perfect as it is!
Thanks, once again, for the prompt this week. Looking forward to your next post!

At Saturday, January 08, 2011 10:46:00 AM, Anonymous faith said...

Aw man, did he have to take his spittoon? :) Great lesson - family comes first!


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