Driving with Company

God (Inspired by)

God, what have I left behind?

The sins of my fathers,

the lies of my brothers,

the flaws of humanity.

And what waits ahead?

Are speed bumps

the swells of failure

or occasions

to be more careful?

Are detours routes

to opportunity or


Are stop signs

halts to progress

or chances to

reevaluate our direction?

Will you drive

when Iā€™m feeling lost?

And could it be that

I am strengthened

more with hindrances

than smooth roads?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "In a U-Haul North of Damascus" by David Bottoms

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Starward's picture

Your mastery of metaphor, and the ease with which you deploy it, always amaze me.