Other Road

Just for fun…

Some people like the freeways
Where they can travel real fast;
I like the country byways,
Edged with flowers and grass.

I’m not so fond of roads,
Built by engineering skill;
Give me a trail with no loads,
That winds around every hill.

I like roads where I can see
Trees towering in the sky;
Cattle resting in the shade,
A rippling stream nearby.

I want to look over fields
That flow with waves of warm grain;
Or vast forests painted green
And fresh from a summer rain.

I tire of long concrete roads
Although they’re smooth and wide;
Give me a path of loud toads
With trees standing on each side.

– Mark Richards, 2012

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