Posts Tagged ‘roads’

Road Leads on to Road

October 18, 2014

No matter where you go
Road leads on to road
And you’ll never know
Where unchosen roads would go

Gotta pay some dues
Whatever course you choose
There’s hurt on every highway
There’s dirt on every trail

Nobody gets a map
No exit from this trap
There’s no final explanation
The journey is the destination

by Richard W. Bray

The Road

October 15, 2011

The Road

road runs uphill
every day
you go out there
every day
logging miles to earn your meals

road runs uphill
every day
if you don’t struggle
every day
you’re probably spinning wheels

road runs uphill
every day
a tilted treadmill
all the way
washing clothes and scraping grills

road runs uphill
every day
and if you stop
to look away
you might end up taking a spill

road runs uphill
every day
so dance your song
all the way
and get your fill before you pay the bill

by Richard W. Bray

Parkwood to Rosewood

December 6, 2010


Parkwood to Rosewood

I met a gal from Fresno
Drivin’ down the line
Drinkin’, Dancin’, Motel Rooms
We had ourselves a time
But I got misdirected
She just walked away
An’ I been clawing my way back
Across the USA

Parkwood to Rosewood
To Kenwood to Pine
Gotta find my baby
And see her one more time
Cedar to Maple
To Dogwood to Vine
I’ll do whatever it takes
To make that woman mine

I rumble round America
One city at a time
Truckstops, bars and diners
Someday I will find
That gal who made
My whole world sing
I got to make her mine

Parkwood to Rosewood
To Kenwood to Pine
Gotta find my baby
And see her one more time
Cedar to Maple
To Dogwood to Vine
I’ll do whatever it takes
To make that woman mine

by Richard W. Bray