But Not Today

Yesterday, my driver’s side back wheel got sabotaged and blew out while on the highway.   Probably just a freak accident, right?  Anyhow.. a poem came from this.  Surprise, right?

Spoiler alert, I found out once again about the goodness in the hearts of the small town.  The folks who helped me and gave me breaks here and there to try to make this bit of misfortune less so was and is enheartening.   And… oh, I picked up the pieces quickly and managed to go take 200+ photos.  God and small town Indiana was looking out for me.  I have a heart filled with gratitude.

Greek Revival Towns Along the Indiana Side of the Ohio River II 07122020

But Not Today
by Michael Doyle

With the simplicity of a stumble
I watch as my heart starts to crumble
It's clear that I lost my way
It doesn't matter; I hope to find it another day

But not today; not today
Feeling like a dog gone astray
All my cards thrown into play
A caffeine pick-up and I'm on my way

Flat tire on the interstate
Man, this day is rolling great
With no need for a cop
I manage to limp into the truck stop

Maybe it's the price of constantly driving
Staying alive and simply surviving
I had hoped to take photos today
The story of my life these days

But not today; not today
Feeling like a dog gone astray
All of my cards thrown into play
A caffeine pick-up; tire change and I'm on my way

(c) July 12, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Greek Revival Towns Along the Indiana Side of the Ohio River II 07122020

 

P.S.   Not my vehicle, just something I drove past in the drive that gave me pause to count my blessings that it too was not today…

 

 

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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