Inside the Lines

August 31, 2017
By JanaN SILVER, Fort Kent, Maine
JanaN SILVER, Fort Kent, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress." -Kiera Cass

They don’t know how hard it is,
To stay inside the lines.
One mistake can lead to this,
That one mistake was mine.

Scribbling so carelessly,
Is what this is about.
I can’t continue for too long,
My crayon’s running out.

Drawing oh so freely,
All over the road.
I can’t stay inside of the lines,
Driving to my abode.

I didn’t stay out late tonight,
I only drank a bit.
So how did I draw outside the lines?
I swerved, a car I hit.

I tried to stay inside my lane,
Inside of my lines.
I guess the toddler inside of me,
Forgot not to drink and drive.

The author's comments:

This is a story, told in rhyming verses, about a man who stayed out a little too late and drank a little too much. He thinks he's all set to drive. When he does, he swerves into another lane and hits another car head-on. This story uses the road as a metaphor. The "lines" he is trying to color inside of are the lines on a road. He swerves, ultimately "colors", outside of the lines, and sees that there are consequences.

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