Fast Lane

Notice of absence from FredPeyer
Would like to let everyone (who might actually be interested) know that I will be gone from the site for a while due to work and time constraints. But since you all got along famously before I appeared, I have no doubt you will be getting along famously without me! :-)

Staying in the fast lane,

Concentrating only on

What was right in front,

He had no time at all,

And no inclination either,

To even wonder

What he was missing

On the right, the left,

and behind….


  • orchidee

    Good write Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much, orchidee! But you better stay on the fast lane, don't let KP pass you!!!

    • Accidental Poet

      Life in the fast lane
      Might get you there quicker
      Maybe with even more
      Like a speeding sticker
      Stay home instead
      Especially if you frequent the liquor

      Great write Fred. ; )

      • FredPeyer

        Love your comment poem, AP! Thanks so much for taking the time to compose it. And if you stay home, and if you look through the empty wine bottle, you can see the future..... :-)

        • Accidental Poet

          No wine bottles 'round here. So guess I'll just wait till the future gets here. ; )

        • 4 more comments

        • Diamond

          A lovely writing with a deep inner meaning Fred. I like it very much and my "Blinkered" is also the same lines but the deeper meaning is a little different.

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you Diamond! Just read "Blinkered" and left a comment.

          • Louis Gibbs

            Sounds like advice on the proper way to ride a motorcycle? Just kidding. Fine metaphor on how not to live one's life! It usually takes one a while to figure that out. Good poem, Fred!

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks Louis, as far as the motorcycle is concerned, that's a whole different ballgame. Yes, you may be using the fast lane, but as you and any other motorcycle rider knows, on a bike you have to be aware of everything around you, front, side, and back. So a motorcycle ride is more like meditation, reflection, mind over matter, maybe even a state of Zen. :-) :-)

              • Louis Gibbs

                And don't forget to notice oil slicks on the road ... learned that the hard way!

              • malubotelho

                Great writing Fred. A lot of people takes the fast lane. I never. I enjoy the ride.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks Malu,
                  Sometimes when you take the fast lane you end up somewhere and have no idea how you got there.

                • WL Schuett

                  Deep and thoughtful Really nice poem Fred

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks so much, WL, your comment is much too kind, but nevertheless appreciated.

                  • poetboy5454

                    Very relatable, great piece!

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thank you poetboy. Sometimes it might be better to ride a moped and avoid the freeway.

                    • Santita

                      This is excellent, Fred! Alot can be learned when we reflect on life! Thoughtful little piece you've penned here!

                      • FredPeyer

                        Thanks Santi! Just random thoughts.
                        btw, just told Louis that it is funny how the three of us posted at 0:00 today!

                        • Santita

                          Lol I saw that too!

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