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Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Hitchhiking Memory

Featured Road Poem For February 2008:

Snapping fingers
Twirling around
The sweet feeling lingers
As you walk across ground...

You have a pack on your shoulder
And a long interstate
The wind's turned colder
But you're feeling great...

Like a flower in the sun
Blossoming wide
Your miracles have just begun
And won't be denied...

Snapping fingers
Twirling around
Freedom's melody lingers
With a beautiful sound...

You have a pack on your shoulder
And a destiny date
You're another day older
But it's not too late...

To re-create
Your final fate
Catch those dreams that just won't wait
On the magic onramp to the interstate.
-Poem by Ruth Rader. All Rights Reserved.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your poetry is very beautiful, and relatable, although I have never hitched or hiked-- reading it manifests a warm memory in my mind. Thank you and don't ever stop writing!

Ruth Rader said...

Thank you. It is really great to read this poem again...eight years later.