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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2198815
A 36 line poem written for the Writer's Cramp Challenge 8/22/19.
Looking For The Way


I studied all the maps and then

I followed all the signs;

there was no doubt about it

I'd be there in record time.



I must have made an error,

taken a wrong turn,

the delay was unavoidable

I saw to my concern.



I performed a u-turn,

I'd drive back the way I'd started,

but this diversion had ensured

my logic had departed.



I veered around a junction,

I sped down another street;

no places did I recognize

my confusion was complete.



I cursed myself for never getting

sat-nav or Google maps;

I'd driven round this way before

I must be doing laps!



A signpost there before me

but those names are somewhat strange,

the time of meeting getting near

while I'm still out of range.



No better option came to mind

than trusting now to fate;

if I went and put my foot down

I would not be so late.



My intuition let me down,

for no town was there to see,

my mind and heart had conspired

to lead me to the sea.



An interview had now been missed,

a job I would not land;

at least I could go paddling

in the sea and on the sand.



(36 lines)


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