Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

The Moment in Forever


How we used to travel.
We would pack up the equipment and a suitcase
and just drive,
map on my knee,
radio playing a good old song,
your left elbow resting on the edge
of the open window.
You always had a driver’s sunburn
on your left arm.
You wore shades and a hat and
a confident cowboy smile
and time slowed down and
spun around us and if I had to choose
a moment to live in forever it would be
driving deserted prairie roads,
sun beating down,
Hank on the radio,
you at the wheel,
me at the map,
the world spread out before us.

 

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7 thoughts on “The Moment in Forever

  1. Cynthia Livingstone on said:

    Just read this poem to Randy who says “Hey, that is pretty good. I can picture it.” Me too, and we have lived it but never bothered to write it down but yes, those drives were/are still the best of times. Cyn & Randy

  2. This distills the time alone, exploring, experiencing! What wonderful feelings!

  3. A truly beautiful snapshot of a memory… I really enjoyed sharing this image with you. I love the idea of writing a poem every morning!

    I wish you luck, and look forward to reading more 🙂

    • Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. It was, it is, a special memory and it came to me so suddenly this morning it brought tears to my eyes. I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon.

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