Lost in the Rush Traffic of Life: A Poem

Updated on June 1, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

Bumper to bumper in a hectic pace

we travel trough life without pause

not allowing each other any space

bruised from life's merciless jaws.


As if wrongly entering a one way street

we wonder why some take it easier way

between brute heaven and hard concrete

it's all about our surviving from day to day.


Then holiday comes with prescription to unwind

but who would ever expect it to turn out so hard

now mixed among tourists we don't seem to find

a beach or an attraction with an unoccupied yard.


There are those rare moments in our anthill

when a fine bottle of wine may knock us out

helping a little those empty batteries to refill

but with hangover issue of what is life about.


Extending middle finger and honking at others

we get ahead in life, with elbows helping too

but we may never know what really bothers

till we slow down our pace to get some cue.

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      Vladimir Karas 3 weeks ago from Canada

      Alan---I believe the biggest "climate change" is in human emotionality, as technology is growing faster than consciousness is evolving, making everyone confused, old values rapidly declining while new ones are not formed yet.

      But it's true, our beloved planet is turning into a trash site, and not before something hits us (the last time it was the WW2) we won't wake up to take all our idiocies seriously.

      Thank you for the praising words, my friend.

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      Alan 3 weeks ago from Tasmania

      Wonderful spontaneous insight, Vlad. And that picture! So true of every country in the world now, every city has its peak hour crawl.

      Think of the fossile fuel being burned. And I bet every one of those vehicles has a mobile phone/laptop/radio/pop-blaster going, using power, mind-distracting. Tension and frustration on HIGH. This in itself, I suggest, is "climate-changing."

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