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A Speeding Bullett...
by Joyce E Bowling
Monday, June 09, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A short humorous write about one of those strange moments we all experience...


 A Speeding Bullett...


I strange thing happened today
as I drove to town
I was enjoying the scenery
breathing in the fresh air and meditating
just journeying on my way
to hurry there was no need.
Listening to the radio with the sunroof down...
That's when I saw it!
Approaching from behind
at a rapid speed!

From out of nowhere a black hearse
like a black bullet…

Came speeding past me!
Why was it in such a hurry?
My mind began to whirl…
For an appointment

Maybe they were late?

I don’t think so…
as I was sure
their passenger had already met their fate!


No mourners were following behind
as it rapidly gained speed
where were they going in such a hurry
without a body...what was the need!
I wondered about this shadowy taxi
now turning down Fifth Street
as it disappeared out of sight
what was their destination?

One thing I knew for sure…
if the driver did not slow down…
His maker he would soon meet!


Written By: Joyce Bowling
©copyright 06/08
All Rights Reserved

Author of; Kentucky…The Mountain I Call Home


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Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 8/21/2008
Reminded me of a funeral I conducted where I had to slow the pallbearers down to a halt just short of the hall entrance. I adjudged that the mourners had still to gather their thoughts and composed themselves in readiness to stand. At another funeral I took the steward did not even take the time to shake my hand. 'You've only got eighteen minutes at most to start and finish the service,' he brusquely stated. Not only this, he practically ordered the mourners to leave the forecourt after the service in order for the next funeral to move forward. Lightening Funeral Services is an apt title for some companies.

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/16/2008
An interesting poem and I wonder why he was drivng so fast. This would be a great starter for one of those stories that people add their thoughts to. I bet they could think up dozens of reasons why they think a black hearse was zipping down the road like a bullet.

I like the way you turn a simple experience into poetry. Nicely done.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 6/26/2008
Funny...Maybe they were in a hurry to get their passenger in the ground.

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 6/24/2008
I love seeing life through your poet's eyes, they find subject matter everywhere and the result is a great poem to share! HUGS SC
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/17/2008
Enjoyed this hersey write!...M
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 6/14/2008
Thanks for the drive down hearse lane! Love to read real life experiences put to pen. Well Done! Deborah
Reviewed by jude forese 6/13/2008
enjoyed your sense of projective humor ...
Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/13/2008
hee, hee... Definitely makes you wonder! I wonder...

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/11/2008
lol. Now wait a minute. You mean you didn't find out from the gossip what was going down. OH oh, I've shown my not so nice side of liking gossip. lol. Great write. Had me going. Liz
Reviewed by Morning Star 6/10/2008
Wow a write filled with mystery and excitement!
Your words took me in that drive with you
I do hope nothing happened!
Awesome Write!!
Peace Love and Light...Morning Stat
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/10/2008
This was full of energy, mystery, and images, leaving me wondering too. One thing for sure, if they don't slow down they'll be the one riding in a coffin in the hearse. A nice write.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 6/10/2008
We should all be more careful my friend, Holly
Reviewed by John Leko 6/9/2008
...wonderful write and thoughts Joyce...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/9/2008
Good one Joyce and so vivid I could see and hear it speeding by.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 6/9/2008
good one...nice irony
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/9/2008
A fun poem to showcase your sense of humor, Joyce! Well done~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/9/2008
hahaha, you got him pegged,no need for such speed!;-) good one Joyce!...ET
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/9/2008
Another great write you share with us Joyce. thank you.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/9/2008
Hmmm...thought provoking. Yes. Indeed!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/9/2008
Spot on excellence, Joyce - well done -

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/9/2008
Most thought provoking, Joyce!
Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 6/9/2008
Joyce you are right we have all seen something like brought back my own memory,
thank you
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/9/2008
What was their destination indeed! Cute, well done write Joyce.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 6/9/2008
This is very good,I like it very much


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