Pavement Predator


He’s an ugly monster,

Or maybe it’s a she.

In this darkness,

Really hard to see.


Its life came from the rain,

Freezing temperatures.

Cannot predict its birth.

Not really sure when.


So, if I had eyes,

In the back of my head.

I’d gone a different way,

Away from here instead.


But, it is too late.

I’ve traveled way too far.

A big honking pothole,

Just devoured my car.


But, hold on, wait a minute,

It could have been worse,

I landed on another car,

Guy inside gave me a boost.


I promised to call the tow truck,

So he could be towed out,

Next time be more aware,

And, take a different route.


Because you’ll not know when,

You’ll fall in its grip,

Just a freak of the season,

Keep your eyes out for it.

  • Author: WriteBeLight (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 4th, 2017 06:08
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 51
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  • Christina8

    Wonderful poem but thats terrible! Did you go into that monster pothole? I guess all of us that get snow just have to watch out for them. Very very nice write! And great picture to match!

    • WriteBeLight

      Thanks so much. Keeping my fingers crossed and my eyes peeled. Bad one a couple of years ago, but made it through. Yes, I thought the pix was appropriate! Thanks again!

    • Michael Edwards

      They are a scourge - there's a big one on a single track road out of my village love the poem and the photo.

      • WriteBeLight

        Thanks! Beware of that thing! Scourge is the best description! Thanks so much for the comment!

      • willyweed

        Your poem is full of holes, but I like it, very nice work
        the picture is a little fishy though. and as always fun!

        • WriteBeLight

          Yes, like Swiss Cheese! And, if you catch a fish, you would have yourself a nice sandwich! Thanks WW!

        • Tony36

          Great write., hate potholes

          • WriteBeLight

            Me too! That is one thing about this time of year in my neck of the woods. Thanks Tony!

            • Tony36


            • P.H.Rose

              Very good WBL
              They are a sore
              Point in my city
              Also...where the
              Local councellors
              Live the roads are
              Perfect, everywhere
              Else pot holes...

              • WriteBeLight

                Sounds like my neck of the woods! Ha Ha! Thanks.

              • Daniel

                Great poem WBL, loved it!

                • WriteBeLight

                  Thanks so much Daniel! May be all be protected from the pothole pest!

                • Summersounds68

                  Potholes are always a nuisance. Sinkholes are worse. Your poem is an amusing read about a serious subject, especially when living in Florida. ~ Sonia

                  • WriteBeLight

                    Yes. I make fun of the issue. But, I agree. Sinkholes and potholes are horrendous. When I hit one with my car a year ago, I was sick to my stomach. I was in traffic and going about 50 m.p.h. I can only imagine what would have happened had my car's front end fell apart. Thanks for the comment...:)

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