Dead End or Highway

by John Long   Jun 10, 2007

The Rhyme.
Sometimes a crime, that
Pushes you into a dark alley
And beats you.

The Rhyme.
Sometimes sublime,
Makes you look under rocks
Ask why and who?

Blank verse,
Sometimes a curse,
Leads you round in circles,
Defeats you squarely.

Blank verse,
You are the driver, yours is the taxi,
Choose any road,
From Bangladesh to Biloxi.


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  • 12 years ago

    by Jackie

    Another good poem, like it very much

  • 12 years ago

    by Rhiannon

    Artists force you to look at yourself, contemplate your life.
    This is really beautifully written.
    Well done.

  • 12 years ago

    by Debbie

    How poignant. 'twas a very fine piece, and I liked how you illustrated a rhymed poetry to a dead end as well as a blank/free verse to a highway. I see where you're coming from with these thoughts.
    all the best and take care.