One Car's Journey

March 8, 2010
By inmyeyes168 BRONZE, St. Peters, Missouri
inmyeyes168 BRONZE, St. Peters, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the length of life, it is the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little white car, pristine as snow,
putters down the highway.
Billboards attack it with their messages:

“Jesus is the Reason for the Season”
“An Unborn Life is Still A Life”
“Vote ‘Yes’ on Ballot 1”

Bombarded with opinions,
the little car is unsure which are its own

“Taxi or Hearse? Choose Your Ride”
“Genetic Engineering is the Future”
“Help Those Less Fortunate: Give to the Poor”

Frantically, the car searches for an exit.
It needs to find its own opinions.
Outside influences cannot dictate what is inside.

An open dirt road,
a stretch of pure blue sky,
no billboards.

Now the little car can think.

Although the car gets dusty and dirty on its own path,
it can make up its own mind
without invading influences.

The author's comments:
This is a metaphor for all the impressionable young minds we have in this world. Some will be controlled and turned into mindless drones, puttering along the highway to a predetermined destination, but others will break free of that set path and find out for themselves what is right and wrong in this wide world.

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