My Journey Home

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A brief description of my drive home after work. The drive that almost justifies my daily toil.

The clock strikes five, freedom awaits

Start the engine, music on, exit the gates

Make a left, straight ahead I drive

Wind in my hair and feeling alive


I slip into a fast and furious fantasy

Anticipating the green light, one…two…three

Foot to the floor, shifting to perfection

Seeing the world in my rearview’s reflection


Gliding on asphalt, fuelled by melodies

The blur of buildings and passing trees

Over the hill; there’s the ocean

A catalyst for this pure emotion


Stop at the lights, look to my side

Give a sly smile to the girl in her ride

She blows a kiss, my day is made

A simple pleasure I wouldn’t trade


Window down, smoking a cigarette

Shades on, smiling wide, no regret

Singing out loud, not a fuck given

Hours in a cage, but this is livin’

Submitted: February 25, 2016

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Jeff Bezaire

The freedom enjoyed after locked in the occupational prison for the day is always sweet-tasting! Plus, you're fortunate to have such magnificent sights to feast your eyes on.
A great poem!

Thu, February 25th, 2016 5:29pm

Keke Serene

This is a great praise concerning leaving work. I feel you on so many freaking levels. It also applies to school! I crank up my music and just fly home. Unfortunately, no oceans where I'm at :( So jealous!
Excellent imagery and a great rhyme scene! Nice to know you'll still hanging in there through the daily grind. :)

Thu, February 25th, 2016 7:56pm


Yeah that drive at the end of the day is so amazing. As soon as I get in the car and put on my music all stress just floats away. It's going to take a lot for the world to keep me down. Good to hear from you! :) :)

Thu, February 25th, 2016 8:53pm

L.K. LilLoCksea

Well written and so honest!
I think everyone knows this feeling all to well, "there's no place like home!"
Especially after a tedious day of work :/
Really liked it, I could picture you driving home, that's how well you described it.
Well done!

Mon, February 29th, 2016 6:16am

Fantasy lady

Brilliant poem, amazing rhymes.

Wed, March 9th, 2016 8:14pm


Thanks again for the comment, always great to get some positive feedback.

Wed, March 9th, 2016 11:46pm

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