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 the same direction,
Though homogeneous, we're individuals
Bent on pursuing a destination sought.
Is your's that differently from mine ?
Many are seekers of far off horizons,
Seen through clear eyes, while traveling
The highways which cross one another
In directions familiar or unknown to them.
Some seek a clearly defined destination,
Others are satisfied with the trip's lure.
Getting somewhere has its own merits,
Travel for travel's sake is often desired.
Being of the latter persuasion, I trust
The road to be my instructor of choice,
Leading me toward new horizons melding far
Off hills with lush valleys' verdant meadows.
Ronald C. Downie