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The Road Home
by Nate L Oakley

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This poem is loosely based on a true story. Some of the details, regarding the events, have been changed slightly; however, the one who waits for me remains the same. ;-)


The long road home was dark and dim
The air outside was warm and damp
My chance to sleep became quite slim
Thanks to a detoured freeway ramp
My hour drive home became three
Soon after came the morning light
Yet, through it all, you wait for me
And that makes everything all right

While sitting in the traffic jam
I thought about you how wait, too
You see me for the man I am
Even in ways I never knew
I gazed upon the million stars
Then, thought about your gorgeous eyes
Just like the freeway, packed with cars
You came to me as a surprise

The long road home helped me to know
The beauty I'm blessed to behold
A woman who inspires me so
And waits, although the nights are cold
I made it home at half past one
I hit the bed at half past two
And as I woke to morning's sun
Though weary, I thanked God for you.

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/19/2009
Hopefully by now you found the direct road home and have not taken the road less traveled. Branching off in our lives and doing what it takes to find love is sincerely the Mastor's hand and plan for us in this universe.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/25/2008
Thoughtful, beautiful sentiments on one who is a joy and encourager to your heart. From your thoughts, it is easy to see that she is a woman who understands her man and respects him, and you in turn are thankful for her. These things are so very important. A lovely poem.

Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/24/2008
Deep pondering on the trip home, eh? Well, with our traffic jams, I can understand why. Thanks for thinking of me while you were stuck, though. Nice poem.
Take care, dear.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/24/2008
Wonderful sentiments on your long journey home, well said...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/24/2008
sometimes in life when we are stuck in traffic, we have to just make a 'go' of it,, a time to reflect.
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/23/2008
Wonderful tribute to what must be a wonderful woman. Beautiful poem this evening. Wishing you both blessings beyond measure. Deborah

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