I Want a Dirt Road

I Want A Dirt Road


I wanna dirt road,

I hear the wind song a calling.

I see the woods offering me abode

since the snow will soon be falling.

I need one that winds far down into who knows where,

there I can take a walk with a creek winding along beside,

cause then I can lose all pressing cares.

I need sunshine and weather that offers fair betide.

I wanna dirt road so I can just open up and tare!

I need a dirt road

so I can ride down far into the midnight dark,

deep down where all of the sounds are bullfrogs and water toads.

I need a dirt road to ride down where I can think an' pause to drink;

I love the one that winds down really far enough to find natures condo,

where me and Sunshine Sally may intimately park.

I need a dirt road where all arguments may there be cast,

where we can duel it out with fist and blade

until the compelling feelings have long since passed.

I need a dirt road through dense wood and fairy glade,

one where the spirits dwell and their pursuing servants fast,

'cause there I shall truly have it made!

I need a dirt road that winds down far

enough so that I can hear the distant loom of the mission bells,

then I can gaze upward to see the winking of the stars

and know without hesitating, that indeed.

I have done very well.

H.L. Lowless

The author is an international ESL Instructor. He has been a writer for over thirty years. His latest publications have been two books of nonfiction with Algora Publishing, and fictional publications with combo e-zines and print magazines; Leaves Of Ink, Short Story Lovers, The Fear Of Monkeys, and Frontier Tales.

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  1. Sometimes the basics we cry for are the things we once took for granted. The poems connects for me.