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Speed!
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By Louis Gander
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Speed


The hare runs very swiftly,


for ten years he can go -


but patient, walks the turtle for


a hundred years or so...




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Rounding curves, squealing with a


couple hundred horses -


stretched out over lawful edge,


anticipating forces.




Sporty style and glossy paint -


surpassing every class -


clean and polished, buffed and waxed,


with tinted window glass.




Transmissions humming through the gears,


bring screeching to the tires -


and then the booming drowns the streets -


huge speakers strung with wires.




Flying off at green lights hue,


with pedals under lead -


wasting gas, polluting air,


to break at every red...




The pedals crush the metal flat


with heavy laden feet -


yet idle through the drive ups then,


for food that's good to eat.




Running full in circles wide,


while rushing far and near -


important is the coffee cup,


some cigarettes or beer.




Another day, another laugh,


for fun is not a crime!


Let's get the guys together 'cause -


it's almost party time!




Then sharp, the sirens pierce the night,


and everything goes wrong...


A child wandered in the street.


The doctors take too long.




So many people crying,


so many people sad -


so many people blaming God,


so many people mad.




This poem's not about a car,


a cycle, or a van -


but oh, about the drivers there,


the much impatient man...




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Now God created turtles,


and God created hares -


but then created patient man,


if patient are his prayers.




2011 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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Submitted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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