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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Magpie Tales 88: city driving

This fabulous city photo is by Lee Friedlander, from America by Car,
posted as a prompt by Magpie Tales

CITY DRIVING

City driving makes me crazy,
City driving drives me mad.
Round and round I go forever:
Can no parking place be had?
*
How I long for open spaces
Of a village or our town,
Easy parking just for banking,
Shopping's easy there, I've found.
*
So why am I in the city
Making turns to left and right?
I'm here 'cause my husband promised
He would take me out tonight.
*
Dinner first, a movie after,
Then back to our town we'll drive,
Him in front; and me, I'll follow
Like the best of driving wives.
*
Next time we two go for dinner,
Mere blocks from our home we'll be,
And, of course, to watch a movie,
We can do that on TV.
© Kay L. Davies, October, 2011

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30 comments:

Carolina Linthead said...

Excellent take...so very true! We are very happy to be living in a town, now...no city driving! Dinner out, no problem...the food is more than good enough for us, then home in minutes for movies and, of course, blogging!

anthonynorth said...

That flows far better than the traffic. Enjoyed it.

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Jenn Jilks said...

Well done. You are so clever and creative. I've been preoccupied with a hospice client.

Cheers from Cottage Country!

thingy said...

LOL. I'm with you. Love your take.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, yes--- this is why we moved from the city to a farm! I liked the busy-ness of this poem, so well symbolizing the drive itself. Great ending lines as well. Might as well stay home...

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

i myself dont like the city living but i guess i have no choice. hehehe... esp that all that i need to do and people i need to see and meet are there. even for shopping, yeah to browse is easy, but to go on a long line when paying, a pain in the whatever...

JJRod'z

btw, thank you for the push and the moral support for my upcoming projects. In my own little way i wanted to be a help to people. that is what i am and i wanna be. McGuinty is on my Facebook list of friends and hope he will listen to me and answer my letter to him. Prayig for all of these... Thanks!

mrsnesbitt said...

It's funny, but I lived in a city for 10 years, Nottingham. I happily drove on the motorway and in the city centre regularly - then I returned home to Yorkshire and despise city driving now. Jon does most of the driving I drive as little as possible.

Kathy Bischoping said...

Nice cheerful energy!

Zoe said...

Very nicely done! A good humoured look at something I whole-heartedly agree with! Loved it!

Kathe W. said...

I like the rhythm and the cheery tone- well done!

One said...

How beautiful and so very true.

Brian Miller said...

ha i hope you got to have some fun eventually...the city can be merciless when trying to drive...did not do too bad when i was in NYC last...

Tess Kincaid said...

Charming write, Kay...I enjoyed this...

Ann Grenier said...

I can relate completely to this and totally agree. Seems you have voiced the sentiments of many others.

izzy said...

Love the flow! thanks, very nice to read.

Margaret said...

Yes, a cozy dinner and a movie at home is lovely. If I'm going to NYC, I want to stay for few days in order to make the drive worthwhile!

Jo Bryant said...

oh how I liked this - loads of fun with a lot of truths in it

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent - there comes a time when enough is just too much!

Helen said...

Oh yes, city driving is no picnic .. makes me very glad I live in a small city. I enjoyed this!

Mystic_Mom said...

Yes! I agree 100%! Love your poem.

kaykuala said...

True enough Kay! City driving drives me round the bend too. I try to avoid it as long as I can. But once a while for a great evening with a loved one, why not! Beautiful verse!

Hank

Christine said...

Lots of fun... city driving is hard work... I can relate!!

Christine said...

Lots of fun... I enjoyed the drive and the movie at the end. Thanks for following my blog, too.

Jenn Jilks said...

I so love visiting you, and your visits to me. I am stressed with my hospice client. Would love to be writing poetry these days....
I did a post on mixed marriage trees today.

Morning said...

lovely humor, well penned city mood.

Morning said...

There are advantages and disadvantages in city living, you have captured it very well.

enjoyed your magpie.

Cad said...

Can't beat a night in with the missus! ♥

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