Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Roadie ~ For The Toads




this chick was 
born to run
follow the Boss

down Thunder Road
that twisty road leading
nowhere, everywhere

this chick felt at home on the road
amidst rock gods
screaming, adoring fans

this chick was born in the USA
dancing her way down a yellow brick road
until reality caught her



24 comments:

  1. Until it was time for her to get back 'On the Road Again?'

    Nicely done Helen!

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  2. Oh, that final verse is so sad! A warm shower followed by a cold bath - but don't listen to me, I'm just an old romantic!

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  3. I hope life and reality did not catch up too soon.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful thoughts on personal freedom on Real Toads.

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  4. ha, i like the song refs...i def listened to the boss in my day...sadly reality has caught up with many of us these days as well...

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    1. ... and today you enjoy Jack White! Nice....

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  5. You can't ge a groupie forever! But she created her own reality for a while, until it was time to go.

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  6. I like the song refs, too... and the reptition is effective, Helen.

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  7. Sounds like it's time for another trip!

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  8. By the way your header photo is SPECTACULAR!Is that your place?

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    1. Greg Congleton sculpture on the banks of the Deschutes River, Bend OR!

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  9. Well, THis Chick has no regrets either!
    It is a life well lived; and that is enough.

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  10. 'believing her life authentic'
    the search for meaning for what is 'real' is maybe THE big road. and the question is whether reality is something that catches up with us, or something we create ourselves.

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    1. In reality ~ I created my own reality ... good, bad and otherwise!

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  11. Bruce makes me feel like that too! Always wanted to take off on the road when I heard "Thunder Road!"

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  12. Oh, this is such a fun glimpse into that life of a roadie!! Great poem!

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  13. When I listen to his songs... I think I'm 18 again. Sigh. But I am enjoying where I am on "my road" now. But still.... ha ha

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  14. Oh yes, I remember "Thunder Road" — there was a movie in the 50s, very pre-Springsteen — the very words "Thunder Road" seem to make people want to go somewhere, drive somewhere, fast!
    Great take on the prompt, Helen.
    K

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  15. I love it...ha..ha..I felt like singing along ~ As long as there is no regrets, I say it was worth the journey ~

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  16. I totally dig your use of the word "chick." These are my faves: "This chick was Born to run" and "Believing her life authentic"

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  17. Love your road song...I was singing it with you. I haven't given up the music road yet. I got my second wind with a friend named Mike Zito. He is an awesome musician and we travel to meet him on the road as much as we can!

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  18. The Boss and his rustic voice is no mistaking. Thunder Road takes us on that nostalgic journey. Reality at best is kept at bay. Great write, Helen!

    Hank

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  19. Born to run, great song. Loved yours :)

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