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The Crossroads
by L. G. Figgins

Thursday, June 09, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Beer sign askew
It glows red-orange neon
At night at the crossroads
On Rural Route 242
The dusty roads kick up a thirst Harold is happy to assuage
His hard crust cracks a smile
Makes you feel at home
Beer flows freely on summer days
95 degrees in the shade
The bottles sweat and men melt
In their tees and jeans
There stands Harold
Buttoned collar-long sleeves
Pressed polyester pants
Cool as the cucumbers
They peddle at roadside stands
The sign sways and moans with age
Spits and crackles gas
Discharges the moths
They butt heads against time
That stops at the crossroads

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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/10/2005
... Looks like young George Carroll to me, Linda! Reckon he's brewing essence of heaven in those bottles and dispensing it liberally while pointing us all in the right direction! :) Yep, one taste of heaven and our earthly bodies are totally whoopsadaisy! I joke, but this is one heck of a nugget to play around with and agree with Nordette... you could be onto a tale and a half here. Very cool and neat write! TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/10/2005
Like the combo of pic and poem. You've got a book growing, girl.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/10/2005
Truly loved this piece, and that picture, Linda!
Reviewed by jude forese 6/10/2005
luv the variation of theme ... awesome imagery!
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 6/9/2005
Beautiful Linda! Love the picture, lol.

God bless,

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/9/2005
Guess after dring it, he spins the bottle, and goes in that direction.
Be a shame if it points to a cliff.
Reviewed by Frank Whyte 6/9/2005
Wonderful imagery. I am curious, however, where you ever found my picture.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/9/2005
Well penned Linda!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/9/2005
i love the whole crossroads concept...this is a great poem on one of those crossroads
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/9/2005
Yes we butt heads with time don't we?
And there's always a crossroad where
we choose and on a hot day what can
be better than a cold beer. ;)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/9/2005
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 6/9/2005
You really got the picture to a tee
and gave me the feeling of being on one of those small towns
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/9/2005

Live story in warm rhythm, imagery and contents
make this composition a poetic flower.

Healthy Blissful Day, Poet!

10:40 GMT

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mark Carroll 6/9/2005
"Beer flows freely on summer days"

True, true, so true.

Reviewed by George Carroll 6/9/2005
Well said and each has their own crossroad to stop and dread.

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