Nowhere Roads Surrendered to Nature

Updated on October 2, 2019
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

City lights fading in the rear-view mirror

Black highways snaking into the desert

Each tendril has a timeless story

Some a route to somewhere

Most a connection to nowhere

Cars passing and speeding forward

Traffic thinning and then fading away

Each driver carries their own story

Stories of adventure, hope, and survival

The road leaves little for imagination

Long empty hours waiting in the night

White lines passing but never pausing

Magical moon and stars overhead

Quiet thunder fading in the distance

One by one the city sounds disappear

Until nothing becomes truly nothing

Only the sounds of silence and darkness

The road narrows and becomes lighter

Grey concrete fades to black

Asphalt gives way to hard packed earth

Shifting sands and the dust of eternity

Nowhere roads surrendered to nature

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    © 2019 Ralph Schwartz

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 weeks ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you for the wonderful poetic trip down the road,

    • Brenda Arledge profile image

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      So true, roads are a different journey for each one of us.

      But in the end they all lead to the same dark, quiet, and lonely path we all seem to take.

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      5 weeks ago

      I love the ending especially because nowhere ends up being the most peaceful place of all.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      I liked how this poem took me on a journey full of lots of different stories, eventually returning to nature. Great writing.

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      Paula 

      5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Awesome, Ralph. Simply wonderful! Peace, Paula

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      5 weeks ago from Beautiful South

      Very nicely done, Ralph. It reminds me of a road to the bayou of my childhood.

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