Thursday, March 21, 2013

License to Love

Sun setting
On me and the day
Focused on HOME
When a license plate
Appears ahead
GDBLSU
Smile replaces
A grim line
Joy peeks out
Who
Is driving this
Message?
A car that's lost
It's gloss
Model type
Intrepid
(of course)
And the intrepid
Messenger?
Guessing a teen
Most likely female
No
A beautiful man
Mahogany statue
Focused forward
Perfect angles
and planes on his face
Smooth, burnished
Reflecting setting sun
His window down
I reach to press the
Button
Open my window
Speak across the space
"Bless You Too!"
But the light has
Changed and
I
Must turn
Away
(still smiling)

Of course true story--I can't make this stuff up--I love that when people put love on their license plates. Pulls me out of my "DRIVE" mode and makes me smile.  This is offered for Poetry Jam, where Peggy asks us write about "reflections" poetryjaam.blogspot.com, thank you Peggy!! and also was going to be offered to Poets United where Kim had suggested for Wednesday a reaction, but I missed the deadline, However, I'm going to take a stretch here, since this was inspired by an object, to link up with Dversepoets (because I love y'all) and go with positive capability, because that's the way I like to roll, at  dversepoets.com--BLSU all :-)



38 comments:

  1. smiles...a cool interaction...i wonder at times about those driving around with personalized plate messages...its daunting in that they have to live up to it you know...but i will take a blessing where i can get it...even if i miss the chance to bless him too...

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    1. Hi Brian!! I never thought about living up to my plates :-) As always excellent observation, and I'll take my blessings where I can get it too

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  2. If only more of the world were like this poem
    One may not have to seek, wander, and roam
    Among mountains and beaches with foam
    To find a peaceful place called home

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    1. Hi M.!! Love receiving a poem for a poem :-) We definitely could use a few more like this person.

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    2. Hey Sara! I'd love it if you added a my blog to a list of your favorites!

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  3. How lovely Sara! What a nice thing to come across on your way home! So glad you could take the opportunity to write this and make those moments more permanent!

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    1. Hi Peggy! When I saw the model of the car and the driver, a poem was already starting :-) Love those little moments that pull you out of the routine, thank you for giving the perfect prompt to create this poem!

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  4. Sara, I love this. I wonder how many people really read these messages on license plates. (I know I do.) I wonder if the guy driving even would have known what you were talking about if he hear you yell out to him "Bless You Too." Maybe his wife ordered the plate? Maybe he had the message so long he didn't think about it any more. Anyway, a very cool REFLECTIVE poem!

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    1. Hi Mary!! You leave the most thoughtful comments :-) Didn't even consider that his wife might have bought it, he could have even been in a borrowed car! And I bet you're right, I probably would have made him jump out of his skin if I had been able to get my "Bless you too" out LOL:-)

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  5. So nice and it will keep you smiling...nice reflection!!

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    1. Hi Rae!! Thank you-it definitely kept me smiling, looking forward to seeing what new art and poetry you've been up to:-)

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  6. Isn't it wonderful to be touched like that? Who would ever think a license plate could make someone's day... well that one, for sure can. There is a lot of good left in the world.

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    1. Hi Laurie!! Yes, it is wonderful, I saw one once that just had "smile" on it :-) isn't it great to be reminded of goodness in the world?

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  7. I like those messages from plates and the spontaneous reactions from drivers ~ Have a lovely day ~

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    1. Hi Grace!! Spontaneity, especially joy, is a wonderful thing--hope you have a lovely day too:-)

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  8. I really enjoyed this! It seems like you and I might have a similar writing style. Nicely done.

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    1. Hi Gretchen!! So happy to see you :-) I think we do have some similarities--that is a very nice compliment, since I really enjoy your poetry! Thank you

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  9. smiles...what a lovely encounter...took me a bit to figure out what the letters mean..ha..but got it...love that you wished him blessings back

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    1. Hi Claudia!! It was very nice to be pulled out of my grim focus (hate driving in traffic) Thank you for the visit :-)

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  10. This made me smile ... a beautiful experience indeed !!!

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    1. Hi Speck!! Love how joy is contagious, thank you for sharing a smile :-)

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  11. ...Sara, you just inspired me after this... and for that i thank you... been quite stressed from work these days so i badly needed a read of this kind... thanks a lot... smiles...

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    1. Hi Kelvin!! Work can really stress you out and numb you, I am so happy my words gave you a smile :-) Your compliment certainly gave me a smile in return--Thank you!

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  12. Wow..How interesting it must be to spot something like this on a street...!! There's freshness in your magical words. Truly your narration is superb!

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    1. Hi Panchali!! So nice to see you again and what a wonderful compliment--thank very much!!

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  13. I wouldn't dare drive around with a plate like that - which says more about my driving than about my beliefs BTW. This was obviously a precious moment for you - and now you have this wonderful poem to keep reminding you of it.

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    1. Hi! You do have to be careful what message you carry around ;-) I just love serendipity--thank you for sharing in the moment!

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  14. I love it when serendipity happens .... lucky you! Nice writing too!

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    1. Hi Helen!! Exactly, that is what makes me smile. Thank you for your kind words :-)

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  15. Nicely penned! I always love when blessings appear to me like that. :)

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    1. Hi Rachel!! Thank you--it is fun isn't it?

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  16. Love how small things can bring us happiness...

    Anna :o]

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    1. Hi Anna!! Welcome :-) I love your smile--it is the small things that can just change a day, right? Thank you very much for your happy words.

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  17. I never thought of responding to the license plates I love that you tried! Nice uplifting poem!

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    1. Hi Robyn!! You know how you can get caught up in the moment? That was me...glad you enjoyed the poem :-)

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  18. I too have never responded to license plates. Very cool.

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  19. How nice that you noticed the plate, and it made you smile. Sometimes little things like that make your day. And you tried to return the kindness to the other driver, lovely. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  20. Little things that make us happy :) Nice!

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!