The Road

The road seemed wide, but many cars
had shamed the pavement; streaming stars on asphalt
Standing still, waiting their fault,
Conspiring the night into a halt; then something
New, considerable, began to sing
Blaming loud at all who bring away
The peace into that dark deserted way;
I had not choice at all, I played my part
Pretending all sufficed in art
While Truth behind me spoke ‘Go now, start the day
That they cannot ever repay
What’s lost, pleases not display with stars’

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2 Comments on “The Road”

  1. I love this bit: “but many cars / had shamed the pavement.”

    I wonder if the “had” is necessary there. It seems an extraneous word.

  2. Sebastian says:

    Thanks for the comment. I thought about your suggestion and that ‘had’ just seems to want to be there to maintain the rhythm.


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