Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 4,692 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

The Awful Dance (Revised) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

I changed into a road-hog today, became guilty
when a black car swept into the right lane where
I drove peacefully in a Zen trance - then slowed,
other cars passed on the left, this unleashed my
anger and when the miscreant car signalled left
I accelerated to pass and guess what: the pest
turned back right in front of me

After repeating the awful dance, me trying to
overtake on the gravelly roadside, fury made
me blind, finally it left and I ended up seething
behind a slow bus and swerved right in front of
a frowning lady driving a white monstrosity who
hooted at me, I waved in apology but her frown
stayed frozen in place, I sighed - the ugly black
car had ruined my peaceful identity…

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Comments about The Awful Dance (Revised) by Margaret Alice Second

  • Rookie - 49 Points Anita Sehgal (10/18/2012 1:53:00 AM)

    interesting depiction of every day issues on the road.. how we forget to keep our cool.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 18, 2012


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