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!!!

    • Martina Lynch

      Excellent write Fred, has a great metaphor. Slowing down, mindfulness in life, taking the time to see all the intricacies. makes life richer in experiences.

      • FredPeyer

        How do they say it? Take the time to smell the flowers. Sometimes we are so wrapped up in work, family, and I don't know what else, that we just don't have the time to enjoy life.

      • 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.

                    • Angel G

                      I remember once when I lived life in the fast lane. I got a $200 fine and learned my lesson real quick haha an amazing, though provoking write Fred!

                      • FredPeyer

                        Thanks Angel, live and learn! Maybe if you would have looked sideways, you might have seen that patrol car! :-)

                      • 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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