Thursday, July 28, 2011

Friday Flash 55 - Last Call - July 29, 2011

Most California drivers,
Seem pretty good to me,
But this one clearly isn't,
His rear is in a tree.

I think he might have downed,
More than a beer or two,
And now his life is over,
His driving days are through.

If only there had been a friend,
A designated driver - a different end!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright Carmen Henesy
July 22, 2011

I am participating in Friday Flash 55 - check out Mr. Knowitall's
site and join in the fun!


  1. Hard life of truck drivers ..
    Always alone, far from all ...
    His lonely thoughts ..
    poetry filled the airwaves of their stations ...

    Kisses for you Carmen.

  2. I love reading your clever poems! Hope you are doing OK.

    I have tagged you on my writer blog by the way. :)

  3. Cuanta razón tiene tu poema, Carmen! La fotografía es impactante!!

  4. mmm....sobering...wish he had a friend that cared, but even then he obviously does not make great choices...

  5. good reminder always ~

    nice to meet you~

  6. What a cool photograph! I love your poem and the message it contains.

  7. DD are good to have. I am the DD in our family.

  8. That happens all too often around here, the state with drive through liquor stores.

  9. looks like he drove through the wall- i guess when you drink you don't notice little things like that.

  10. Interesting picture and a witty poem!

  11. What a clever verse. And I love the picture.

    I saw that you were tagged by Glynis, along with me and four other bloggers I already know. So since I don't know you, I came over to meet you
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

  12. Carmen, what a very good reminded you have coined in this poem.

  13. "j" -
    I can't tell you how happy I am to have you reading my blog. I love Josep and now I feel connected to all of you. Next, I will have to write a letter to Julia! Maybe she will write back to me!

    Glynis -
    I saw your tag. Funny, I was tagged twice this week. Will try to respond to both on Wednesday. I've been busy for a couple of nursing school friend from New Orleans ( best friend for 49 years ) was here for two weeks which was wonderful!

    Gemma -
    Drinking and driving is a serious problem here in the U. S. I'm not sure if it as big a problem in Spain.

    Brian Miller -
    So often, in a drunk driving situation, innocent people are killed and the driver often walks away unhurt!

    Heaven -
    It's nice to meet you, too - I appreciate you're stopping by my blog!

    TALON -
    Being an RN for 45 years, I've, very sadly, seen so many people come through the ER, victims of drunk drivers.

    Monkey Man -
    When my son was down at Cal Poly, I loved that they lived close enough to downtown that they walked to the bars. No one had to drive! Now that they're out of college, they always have a designated driver - usually, one of the girlfriends.

    Alice Audrey -
    What state are you in? I know New Orleans has drive through daiquari bars. I couldn't believe it!

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    I do enjoy a cocktail - or two - but, if I'm driving, I have to stop at one. It's just not worth taking a chance. I wait till I get home, then have a glass of wine if I want another! I have three couches in my living room and I've often had all of them filled. I won't let folks leave if they drink too much and neither do my sons.

    lotusleaf -
    Is this a problem in India? Do you have a campaign against drinking and driving?

    Ann Best -
    I'm delighted you came over from Glynis' blog. I have to answer all her questions. I'll work on that this week.

    betchai -
    That message - don't drink and drive - needs to be out there constantly!

    Glynis -
    I saw your tag - funny, this is the second in a week. I will try to respond to both on Wednesday! I'm doing long as our social security checks aren't withheld! I wouldn't be able to pay the second half of my rent!!