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The Commuter
by Wayne M. Smith

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Commuter's daily grind.

The shrill of the alarm rattles your reality.

It is “OH” dark thirty,

The “OH” means ‘Oh my GOD it is early!’


You are pulled back

From the safety of your dreamland.

Dreams that keep your sanity in check.


You stumble into the bathroom.

Trying not to awake your spouse.

Jealousy rears its ugly head as you see the sleeping form.


After you, don your battle dress for today’s battles,

You grab your brown bag filled with all the essentials.

Head out of the house trying not to step on the family pet.


You fire up the chariot for the mad dash

By time, you hit the roadway

The ‘Rat Race’ is at full velocity.


You are in your element.

Drinking caffeine while navigating the speed traps

And the multi-tasking drivers trying to keep up with you.


You arrive at the lot to find it full.

Now begins the musical slots race.

Who can you beat out of the closest parking space.


The commuter may not carry a weapon.

They might not fire missiles at the enemy,

Nevertheless, they are ‘Road Warriors’ in every sense!



Wayne Smith 2008


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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 4/20/2008
I think we can all relate to this one my's a chore just to get out of the house and on the road before the days work actually even begins...we've completed job number one! Enjoyed this much, I'll be back to visit soon...I arrived by curiosity, the title and the fact that my brother's name is Wayne Smith...glad I stopped by!
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/17/2008
Very interesting indeed..stay safe and well...Hugssssss
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/16/2008
Boy, add in the transit system and watch how many can relate. Did just this for many years....

Be always safe,
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