I look down from the sky
at the loops and curls
of the freeway lacing up
the heart of the mighty city
and marvel at the ingenuity and
complexity of the human mind.
Yet thousands upon thousands
cannot weave daily through
this engineered maze without
adhering to a simple concept
and sign: “Merging Traffic.”
Now, at 70, “Merging Traffic” is,
for me, a symbol of Life’s larger
vision: a joining of the many
into One—the eager and new
with the tired and worn,
the smooth and efficient with
the sputtering and lame, the pure
and flawless with the sullied
Yes, I’ve traveled this way
for a long, long time
and have, at last, succumbed
to the lure of the One.
But like users of freeways
everywhere, I still often buck
and chafe at the state of things
and at all that merging traffic.
© 2014 Dennis Ference
Nice poem. Thanks for following me. Looking forward to more poems from you.
Love your creativity and am impressed with the scope of your work.
Really loved this piece. Beautiful. The metaphor is most fitting.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
like the metaphor and the art work!
Hi Dennis….I love this!!! I just read it and I feel like I was with you driving the freeways of your life…just great! Thank you! Blessitude 🙂
Thanks Lorrie. Your comment was, indeed, a blessitude on this otherwise rocky start to my day.
Dennis…sorry to hear it is rocky…I am sending you good positive energy. Hope you can right the ship!!! ❤
Reblogged this on Merging Traffic and commented:
Since I have been a blogger for over a year now and have posted over 200 posts on Merging Traffic, I thought it might be a good time to reblog my first Merging Traffic post. Thanks to those readers who have followed all this time. Peace! ~Dennis
Congratulations on reaching that milestone. It is so very interesting to look back once in awhile, for then we truly see the journey. (((hugs)))
That’s for sure. I find it so affirming to see the guidance in how my blogging experience has evolved. I thank you for being part of my journey and I wish you peace and joy! ~Dennis
thanks for sharing all that you have during this time!
It’s been a far better experience than I had anticipated–an avenue for sharing and a source of learning and growth. Thanks for being a part of it all. Peace! ~Dennis
What a perfect opening post! Thank you for reposting it. I missed it the first time.
Glad you got to see it Joan and glad you liked it. Peace and Joy! ~Dennis
Brilliant Dennis. 🙂
Thanks for the gracious comment, Nomzi. Peace! ~Dennis
You are most welcome Dennis. Peace. 🙂
How lovely to visit your blog: Merging traffic.
Welcome. Happy to have you! Peace!