Turn Around if Possible (senyru)

by Keira Pickard   Oct 28, 2020


Turns that aren't taken;
now that I am lost, I wish
that I had a map.

_______

*I have always hated when satnavs
say "recalculate" and "turn around
if possible"!

Keira Pickard 2020

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Shruti

    Somehow really reminds me of The Road Not Taken by Frost, haha!
    I guess we can look around and smell some flowers nearby when we are lost, both in life and while actually travelling through unfamiliar roads. ^-^
    Enjoyed reading it!

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Keira Pickard

      I can see that, actually, as it can be taken in a humorous way and in a sadder way. If you take it in the latter way, then it definitely has the same thoughts on paths that you didn't go down!
      Yes, enjoy what's there, I agree.
      Thank you!

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    I liked this a lot. You definitely could read this more than one way. Sometimes those unfamiliar roads are the best ones to travel. Never know what adventure waits around the corner.

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Keira Pickard

      Thank you! Yes, exactly, i agree. Life is all about the adventure!

  • 1 month ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Haha! it's not just me who thinks satnavs sound boring!
    Lol, that must have given your journeys an interesting side!

  • 1 month ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    My previous Satnav was so boring, so I decided to overlay the voice with Stephen Fry's. Well worth my pocket money! Now, whether I was lost of not, I had one of my icons with me - he even said, "I think I love you?" At the end of each journey. Lol

  • 1 month ago

    by Violet Raven

    I enjoyed this poem because it can be taken to mean a lot of different things. As most people have pointed out the face value of the poem itself is getting lost in a car on the way to a certain place. Here in the USA gps' often confuse themselves to where they get lost as well even if you know you are on the right track.

    But I also took it as an emotional piece (perhaps that is the state of mind i am in now). It feels like this person is at a cross roads deciding which way they want to go in this life. They feel like they have taken a wrong turn and feel lost.

    It's difficult to turn around once you have mafe that decision. A map would help yes but oft times you have to follow your gut feeling.

    I think the semi colon works well here punctuation wise, because you are connecting the two sentences but (and this might just be me) i don't love the comma because in my mind it flows and reads better without it.

    Anyway. Welcome to the site.

    • 1 month ago

      by Keira Pickard

      You're right, it can certainly be taken in two different ways. And we all do the two things: get lost in a car and come to a crossroad.
      Yes, it does work better without the comma.
      Thank you!

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