Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


Drive To Nowhere - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

The wheels rolled on
passing by fields and valleys,
bridges and silent rivers.
We spoke without words
saved only by the roaring
of the dull machine.

The car drove on
And the rays of the sun
almost blinded our tired eyes
And yet we just
could not stop our aimless drive.

We continued to pretend
that silence and muteness
were part of our world,
consumed by the noise
of that moving little car.

And as long as silence
and muteness prevail,
we simply drive to nowhere.


Comments about Drive To Nowhere by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • (6/12/2013 5:21:00 PM)

    And as long as silence
    and muteness prevail,
    we simply drive to nowhere.
    i love this stanza, give more meaning that what we can see
    really enjoy to read this
    thanks
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    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen(12/25/2014 5:26:00 PM)

    Thanks for your response, Adheez. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  • Kelvin Owusu (5/14/2013 1:44:00 AM)

    sounds like a tale of neglect, love the notion (Report)Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen(12/19/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    Thanks for interpreting the poem's message. Nicely done.

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen(12/19/2014 3:47:00 AM)

    Thanks for trying to interpret the message. Nicely done.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013


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