LXXXII-5 Senior Behind the Wheel

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LXXXII-5 Senior Behind the Wheel

Postby hawkseye » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:19 pm

Senior Behind the Wheel

A brief afternoon outing, reminds me
of my own long-ago impatient years
when I would mumble in low-volume
about the senior sightseers
who oughtn’t to be driving, and how
their slow speeds irritated and annoyed,
delayed my hurry-hurry youthful demands.

That aggravated twenty-something
now stares back at me, shakes her head
rolls her eyes and sighs because now I
am that senior enjoying a leisurely pace,
not always—but sometimes, like today
when I have only a few errands
and no time limit for their completion,

instead, I revel in the comfort
of my still-new vehicle,
delight in the scenery of the season,
or the sky shifting from sun to cloud
to rainbows, appreciate moments
without the stress or tension of racing
against the clock,

and thoroughly annoy younger drivers
who sit on my back bumper, then race
around me at the first possible opportunity,

which I give them, soon as I can,
because I prefer, on certain casual outings
to drive at the speed limit
or perhaps just a hair below,
irritating youthful impetuousness.

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Re: LXXXII-5 Senior Behind the Wheel

Postby WayneS » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:00 pm

Terrific.


instead, I revel in the comfort
of my still-new vehicle,
delight in the scenery of the season,
or the sky shifting from sun to cloud
to rainbows, appreciate moments
without the stress or tension of racing
against the clock,

and thoroughly annoy younger drivers
who sit on my back bumper, then race
around me at the first possible opportunity,

YOu do a fine job of showing us the attitude it has taken many of us a lifetime to have developed, at least some of the time, and the younger people, still in a rush to get to the next stop light.

This made me think...
I wonder if the self-driving cars of the future will be programmed to drive at the speed limit, making drivers of older cars go insane. I can see a lot of accidents caused by these drivers.


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Re: LXXXII-5 Senior Behind the Wheel

Postby allenitz » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 am

good work

A brief afternoon outing, reminds me
of my own long-ago impatient years
when I would mumble in low-volume
about the senior sightseers


still do, but don't mumble.

luckily, with all my old age disabilities,, my middle finger still works just fine.

still, dreading the day they take my license from me, though i'm sure it will be well deserved, it will make about 75% of my life unattainable.

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Re: LXXXII-5 Senior Behind the Wheel

Postby Bill_Back » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:21 am

I have pulled over at times to allow those behind me, in more of a hurry than I am, to speed past. Always fun to see those times when, in a few miles, I catch up to them parked ahead of a police car with its' flashers on as the officer is asking them for their license.

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