“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron
The following poem was inspired by a special person that I hold very dear to my heart and soul. I too am lost on that lonely dirt road seeking a shack with an ocean view and the only obligation is to enjoy living each day.
thin haze creeps to enclose,
white ash in vertical procession quails a hold,
to a somber hush trapped along this old country road,
as distant chirps, suddenly unfold,
from a large one-eyed crusty green toad.
Steady’s the constant purr,
to a well-tuned 8-cylinder.
Rubber rolling over asphalt,
crashes into tranquility and stalls to fault.
Judgment unyielding sealed,
wrong in its sight yet concealed.
Focused on a solitary beam,
he drives the length of drudgery or just to the end of his dream.
Time halts as he takes in the deepest draw,
on that short filter-less, as a radio plays sounds in melancholy crawl.
Images flicker in nuisance as unwelcome pests,
a solitude his married and intimately knows best.
Inside a darkened corner of some desolate country bar,
along a forsaken road that’s going nowhere but at the same time not far.
He’s midpoint but not sure, lost at sea, can’t seem to find a shore,
Diana Mary Sharpton ~ ©All Rights Reserve 2014
The video is a musical rendition by "Justin Moore - That's How I Know You Love Me (with Lyrics)" and it was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Sep 27, 2013 by
Peace and Love Always, Diana
1. Photography: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1f4wkKbc41r67qeso1_250.jpg
2. Justin Moore - That's How I Know You Love Me (with Lyrics); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q9VTk9Yoho