Friday, March 6, 2015

Destination Unknown



 








he walks  south
we drive north
steady stream of cars
rolls on...
each day we see him
wearing ear buds
boppin' down the street
come rain or shine
even on cold  snowy days
from where he comes
to where he goes
I do not know
wearing  tattered clothes
worn skin, brittle smile
I often wonder
about his soundtrack
the one he walks the beat to
what songs play in his world
hope his battery holds a charge
making his way through life
taking it one tune at a time
walking down the
 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
maybe, the sun will come out
Tomorrow


written for Poetry Jam

author's note: This is a
man I often see on the
way to work. 

Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
Tomorrow written by Charles Strouse;martin Charnin.


28 comments:

  1. cool. i want to know this man...
    and to surely know his soundtrack..
    it is interesting that regardless of whatever else life has taken from him, he still has the music...and perhaps that is what keeps him going....ha a mix of green day...and annie...smiles

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    1. I always wonder what he might be listening to as he travels through
      his day. He seems content in his shoes as he makes his way.

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  2. reminds me of a song we sang as girl scouts "all things shall perish from under the sun...music alone shall live never shall die"

    thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love...

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    1. That is a lovely thought that music will live on through eternity..

      Wishing you a happy weekend!

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  3. It does make you wonder where he's going and what he's listening to. Might be his set routine or he might be going to work.

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    1. I am not sure where he goes, but he travels the same route. I wonder if he cannot afford the bus or maybe, he likes to walk to the beat.

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  4. I really like this poem, Truedessa. This man reminds me of other such people, the anonymous we come across every day and thus become part of our routine. Yet we seldom question who they are unless something special about them captures our attention.

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    1. That is true. One morning I did not see him and I was wondering if he was ok. The next day he returned and I felt a sense of relief knowing his journey continued.

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  5. Maybe he is a spy, checking out all the cars for a bad guy. Pretending to be listening to tunes, when he is after all the loons lol

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    1. Good Morning,

      haha - scoping out the daily travelers in his spy gear..

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  6. Truedessa, really this is one of my favorites of your poems! Excellent! You have really 'shown' this man & given the reader a sense of him. Yes, sometimes we do wonder about those we see regularly...and about the 'soundtracks' that play in their minds!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary for such a lovely comment. I wasn't sure about posting this one and now you have brought a smile to my face. Thank you for your constant support.

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  7. Love it. Plus now I need you to stop next time you see him and share your intel with all of us.

    P.S. Just checked my email..... The Cat must've hacked it. There's nothing for me to read. :(

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    1. Hi Blue,

      He is a man that def walks to his own beat..I am sure he would have his own story to tell.

      What no email the cat hacked it..how rude..

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  8. once a while its nice to just get lost...........

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    1. that is true..get lost in the music..

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  9. Nice, I want to know what he is listening to smiles ~ I often wonder and imagine what people do and think when I see them in trains on my way to and from work ~

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    1. Hi Grace, I too would like to scroll through his playlist..I am sure it might be interesting.

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  10. Sometimes you just have to wonder what their playlist is.. to guess it from the way they sway.... love this.

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    1. Well, I think it was upbeat as he had a bit of a bop..Thanks for visiting.

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  11. love this sketch of an interesting character....

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  12. music is his only consolation :(

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    1. sad Dez, but I think the music keeps him going on those long walks.

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  13. Touching.
    Glued to music & clued to life :)
    I love music too. It gives meaning to so many!

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    1. I agree music can really free the spirit in so many ways and apparently this man walks to the beat...

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