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Brake Dancers

Brake Dancers

Inspired by my wife’s name for tailgaters

Linda has coined a great name, for people who tailgate;
It’s so nice to have been blessed with, a brilliant dear Soulmate!
The so apt words she came up with, that to perfection fit the bill;
She’s labeled them “Brake Dancers”, it’s meaning you in I’ll fill!
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We drive a lot at rush hour, and see these morons with shit for brains;
Just a foot from the car in front of them, safe distance they disdain!
They hit their brakes quite often, their taillights glowing red;
Each time they have to slow down, to avoid a collision with the car ahead!
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We watch in such amazement, wondering what they think they can achieve;
Except for their fatality, their loved ones all to grieve!
They are flirting with disaster, some changes they must make;
They need to learn to slow dance, and give us all a break!
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Brake dancers tailgate
Oblivious to danger
Morons till their end

 

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Tony Taylor

This is friggin' GREAT!!..... Lots of applause for LINDA..... as soon as I saw the title I KNEW this was going to be a fun read... so, thanx for that idea LINDA!!... it REALLY highlights and represents so many peoples thoughts & feelings about the subject matter... But I have to say I LOVE the Haiku at the end even more.... It has a profound, diamond-like, piercing sense about it that leaves the reader with a sense of foreboding...... wow!!... it is so beautifully done that it's frightening Lol!! ~ hopefully enough to keep people from tailgating.... Anyway, thanx so much for the awesome creativity... for once again shining the light where it most needs to brought to the forefront!!......ALL STARS & PINNED for creative perfection!!.... smiles...... your friend and admirer....T : )

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Tony,

I join you in "Lots of applause for LINDA", for it was the perfect title, and led me so easily, to create the poems pith.  Again, to be flattered with beautiful words by such a virtuoso as you, is everything we wish for when we write these poems.  Thank you, for once again taking us to the heights of elation.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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sparrowsong

Hello Larry and Linda...

That's much better than the Bumper Sticker I had on my old car, though it sold very fast...

It read...

Unless you're a Hemoroid get off my Ass!!

😂😂😂😂😂
 
Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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Larry Ran

Our Dear sparrowsong,

"Au contraire"!  That bumper sticker says it all in just a few words.
We are going online immediately, to see if we can find one to order.
Thank you for the great comment.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

HI Larry...I love what Linda calls them....They will become "Death crashers" if they keep it up...One of my pet peeves are people who tailgate and drive so dangerously that way.  I pump my brakes sometimes to send a message to the car behind me to stop sometimes...because I have my children in the car with me 99% of the time and do not want to get in a wreck.  I have no clue why people feel comfortable be right on the back of someone's tail end...They are putting trust in the car in front not slamming on brakes.  Great creative write.  xo ;)  Love n Hugs 

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Cherie,

You are exactly right!  When one of these morons tailgates you, hit your brakes until they realize they need to get off your ass.  Sparrowsong wrote a comment above yours, about a great bumper sticker she used to have.

"Unless you're a Hemorrhoid get off my Ass!!"

We are going on line to see if we can find one.
Thank you for your intuitive comment, and knowing exactly where we are coming from.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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