Posts Tagged ‘bumper to bumper’


I’m caught in traffic – five o’clock,
And everything is slowed.
The cheetahs now are turtles and
The snails are nailed to the road.

I’m stuck behind the steering wheel
And traffic’s like a clock –
It moves by sound: tick tick tick tick
So slow to go just a block.

I’m sure there’re those who fume and curse
To burn gas sitting still,
And long for home, an easy chair,
And view, like mine, on a hill.

But there’s a way to rise above
This glacier moving slow,
And some are very good at it –
It’s what we all need to know.

It is a way to win the wait
In each and ev’ry que –
Just find a something that you love –
A ship to sail you on through.

Just study people; say a prayer
Play games with all the signs.
There are a million things – and me?
I sailed – I wrote all these lines.


photo by Michal Zacharzewski at


© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2018.


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Five O’Clock

What’s the speed
Snails during rush hour?
Slowest slowed?



Peek At Peaks

Two mountain ranges –
Near and far.



Coins In Your Bank

Golden days
Will bring one to the
Golden years.


Five – photo by Adrian van Leen at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mXke1ZA/cluster+of+snails

Peek – photo by Laura Shreck at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dRqjm6/Springtime+in+the+Rockies+2

Coins – photo by Joelle Foong at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nxPFrXQ/Golden+Sunset


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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