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One Way Streets
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Now that I am older,
I've discovered I've fallen in love
with life -

No more rushing to get
more behind than I was in the first place;
no stalls or traffic jams
on the streets of life, following the crowds
on their paths to success,
which normally leads to their destruction.
I have driven that road;
my bumper wiggles and the muffler farts
when I get up to speed ...
I'm tired of traveling those one way streets
that lead to nowhere fast,
so lock the door before you leave because
I'm going back to bed.

Now that I am older,
I've discovered I've fallen in love
with life.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/16/2005
Well written Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/15/2005
I need to drink in your sage words like water, Karla. I have indeed fallen in love with life but seem to have less and less time to enjoy it! AND my particular bete noir is lateness - leaving home when I should actually BE somewhere... have to admit to being a bull in a china shop when it comes to road politics - but at least I am always polite and no-one would ever know that I am steamed up - OUT THE WAY BLOODY ROAD HOG!! gRRRR! (I aint got a little red car for nothin, you know...!) Wish I was jokin, but, alas, no... standintheKorner Kate xx
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 6/15/2005
If a muffler farts, does that make Midas a proctology clinic? A fun write with truth at its core.
Reviewed by F William Broome 6/15/2005
Your next book should be entitled, "I'm Older and Have Fallen in Love With Life What a great line - a first for me. You proved it, too, in your lines of truth and acceptance. Great write for a womoan of your age (Watch it Buster!) - Bill

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/15/2005
well done
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/15/2005
I'm tired of traveling those one way streets
that lead to nowhere fast,

Truly a feeling many of us share - especially as we get older.
Reviewed by morris mwavizo (Reader) 6/15/2005
well writen. might as well go back to bed when i get older
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/14/2005
Excellent write Karla!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/14/2005
Karla as always this is an excellent piece
God Bless
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 6/14/2005
I enjoyed this poem. It reminds me of some poetry I have done. Same feel to it. I found your poet's voice enticing, and I'm glad I read on.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/14/2005
and life is full of the dreams we have matured to aspire to ...

a gem of clarity and perscpective ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 6/14/2005
A wonderful philosophy of life. Enjoyed!!!!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 6/14/2005
Wisdom in this is a traffic jam sometimes that's for sure
,your words inspire me,I am going back to bed ,it's raining here,pouring down,life is beautiful isn't it Karla when we just rest and watch the beauty of it?yes,your poem is wise,thank you for the reminder in this gem of a write.
Best wishes
Thank you for your last comment.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/14/2005
11 days time, and you're a tad older. Your poetry ain't going only one way. Great one young lady.

You gotta have fun fun fun.
All yer need is love, some group once said.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 6/14/2005
Exactly how it should be, Karla, me sweet. As they say 'with age comes wisdom'... I like the way you weave your theme in and out, short line, long line, a bit like life itself, isn't it? There is some really creative expression here like the muffler farting. Good stuff! katy xox
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/14/2005
A taste of life's experience which should be consumed and digested and appreciated. Good..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/14/2005
Brava! I give you permission to sleep on until you feel the need to write another gem like this one;-) We all need our rest lol! I like where your muse is taking you lately! Very creative!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/14/2005

karla, this is absolutely delightful! very good word choices, and the ending is too funny! (sounds like me at times, hunh?? LOL) very well done; brava on yet another winner!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/14/2005
This one is all to real to me and I know exactly how you feel.

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