Highways In Life
Ever wonder why highways must cross
One another, intersecting as they will,
Generally in quite opposite directions,
Seeking a quick escape from the other.
Not everyone goes in the same direction,
Though homogeneous, we're individuals
Bent on pursuing a destination sought.
Is your's that differently from mine ?
We are seekers of far off horizons
Cast by our clear eyes while traveling
The highways crossing one another
In directions either familiar or foreign.
Some seek a clearly defined destination,
Others are satisfied by the trip's lure.
Getting somewhere has its own merits,
But travel for travel's sake often's desired.
Being of the latter persuasion, I trust
The road to be my teacher of choice
Leading me toward new horizons melding far
Off hills with lush verdant valley meadows.
Ronald C. Downie