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Taken for a Ride

Taken for a Ride

Driving Lessons –

A Limericked Load from Life on the Road

My teenagers teach me a ton,

Particularly on the run.

They learn to drive,

Arrive alive

And love to have me ride shotgun.

Along the way, I have to say,

I learn to drive from them each day.

Like up the wall

And crazy, y’all

And true hard bargains on display.

But none can drive a wedge between

A parent and a growing teen.

Just hand those keys –

Now, if you please,

Along with green for gasoline.

Still, batty they may drive me yet,

For this may be a constant threat.

They drive me wild,

And make me riled;

These driving years I won’t forget.

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts ( “driving lesson”)

Meme Express (Friday Freedom – writer’s choice)

Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: travel-related poem)

Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “listen up” – sounds and noises)

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  1. Linda, I've been there..
    Heck, I'm there now!!!
    Every parent can relate to this 110!
    I don't care how many words you use, I love your writing...
    Thanks for visiting and thinking of the G-Man.
    Have a Wonderful Week-End...Galen

  2. I've got 7 kids. Need I say more? :-)

  3. Oh my gosh, Anthony, I have seven kids as well and no, you need say no more!!!! I can relate to "they drive me wild, and make me riled"...oh yes I can. :))



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