A Road to get lost

April 6, 2008

It is easy for the wandering soul to get caught up in the movement of the body as a remedy for stirrings of frustration and anger.  Hit the road and don’t look back on the troubles that can seemingly be left behind.  Get someplace, the body stops moving and the inherent difficulties rise again to the surface.  Must keep moving, thinks the soul, wrong kind of crowd here or I don’t like the looks of this place.  Back into the car or bus, maybe by foot or other means of locomotion the traveling soul starts to realize that no place will ever be quite right.  So–do what you can to generate a little income or better yet stick out the thumb and see what lies around the next bend in the highway.  As long as I can get away from here, as long as I can leave now then I will not have to face what is following me wherever I go.  I travel to lose myself in the hum of the tires on the road hoping that the destination will never arrive.

Prompt from Writer’s Island.



6 Responses to “A Road to get lost”

  1. awareness Says:

    The shadows never leave us even on the road to nowhere. I like this…….. how open ended and unresolved our journeys are.

    welcome back.

  2. Tumblewords Says:

    Welcome back… Nicely written – and surely indicative of what many of us feel – the next spot, oh, yes! Nice! The butterfly in the sidebar is an icon of ‘moving on’. 🙂 Love it!

  3. Matthew Says:

    Thanks awareness..let the journey continue wherever it may lead.

    Hi Tumblewords, that’s right the butterflies do seem to have that ability to flit about to the next best thing. You’ve got sharp eyes!

  4. Wow, that’s great.

    I’m playing with a character of mine named Roadie Poet. A lot of what you’re saying here resonates with him.

  5. Medhini Says:

    That was thoughtful. A road less traveled or a lost highway or just a bend in the next highway any means of escape from ‘here’ is a great way to vent out frustrations.

  6. Greateens Says:

    Well,what I must say here is that there is a big difference between those people who travell a lot from those who actually never stopped out of their country.As you travel more and more,there is some kind of mark-of permanent change in your soul.A man begins to realise how precious this world and all varieties of things in it are.You begin to realise how wonderful this world is and travelling always makes people open-minded and tolerant,as they get to know many different cultures.

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