Some of the Time – Poem by Ali Grimshaw


the light turns red before we have left the intersection
our tail end vulnerable

our brakes don’t work, spinning on black ice with
blurred windows of reaction

we must go slowly, inching through the fog in faith
blinded by dense thoughts

breakdowns leave us on the rainy roadside
unpacking resourcefulness

forgiveness shows up like an invitation
an off-ramp never seen before

we just need to stay on the road
grip and steer

© Ali Grimshaw 2018

dVerse – Repetitive Forms

Forgiving Fridays


48 thoughts on “Some of the Time – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. A great metaphor, Ali, and the repetition of ‘sometimes’ reminds me that it isn’t always so. As I get older, I enjoy driving less and less, especially in bad weather and at night, and I often feel that I just need to stay on the road, grip and steer!

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  2. Wow, Ali, I love this! So powerful to use experiences in a car as a metaphor for judgment, negative thinking and reactions etc., and how lost and scary this can all seem. Forgiveness is such a relief as a way to get free. I found myself wondering what happens after I get off the off-ramp! And what I see inside is the most beautiful brilliant white Light.

    Thank you so much for contributing this post for #ForgivingFridays. I’m honored to share it tomorrow. One thing: for some reason, your pingback didn’t work. Really glad I read this so I knew. ❤ Not sure what happened.

    Have a wonderful #ForgivingFridays and a great weekend, Ali. Keep shining your Light.

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  3. Oh! May I take this personally? Please? I swear you wrote this for me for today. I LOVE this poem! Especially the last two stanzas. Ali, this is a bright, shining star – I know that is cliche, but it is so true!

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