I Love the Green of Traffic Lights MAG

October 2, 2011
By Inkmusic GOLD, Renton, Washington
Inkmusic GOLD, Renton, Washington
15 articles 6 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
~Terry Pratchett


We pull up to the ruby red
And jerk to a stop
I tap my hand on the side of the car,
Eyes staring intently ahead.
The car hums idly,
All revved up with nowhere to go.
I hold my breath,
Waiting.
Finally
Green.
The color is startling,
Bright.
Where could I find this color in nature?
Yet I see it every day
As we drive under the traffic lights.
I love that peacock, emerald green
That commands us to go forth
Into the night.


The author's comments:
I've meant to write this poem for a while. I finally got down to it, and here's the final product.

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on Aug. 7 2013 at 5:29 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Great poem with a nature flow and meter. Keep writing :)


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