Monday, April 25, 2011

Public Service Announcement

Drivers, start your engines!

Show pedestrians and other drivers
your inattention and rage.
Driving with two hands is not permitted.
Your dominant hand must
at all times be occupied
with something other than driving.
Options include texting,
changing settings on your stereo,
and applying make up.
You are not limited to these options;
we urge you to be creative.
Do not bother signaling lane changes.
Tailgating, honking,
flashing your highbeams,
and flipping the bird
are expected and encouraged.
Excessive speed is required.

This is an open course.
You are amateur drivers.
Please drive irresponsibly.

Thank you.

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This poem was written in response to the Big Tent Poetry prompt about what you would shout down the street.


  1. Don't get me started about stupid drivers. I think they all live in Great Falls, Montana! Great post, Mr. Walker. I really can rant about this. LOL You should check out the new wordle prompt site:

  2. Mr. Walker, you must be talking about Mexico. I am from New York, which is loaded with impatient, and generally ill-tempered drivers. Never in my life have I seen drivers like the ones here. The applying of make-up, is the real clincher for me. Excellent write.

  3. Brenda, thanks for stopping by. Well, some of them have learned how to drive out of Great Falls and are tormenting me. I will definitely check out the new wordle prompt site. Thanks!

    Pamela, apparently all the bad drivers from Great Falls and New York have gotten worse as they've driven west and south. Glad you liked it.

  4. The worst is changing lanes without an indicator and then braking in front of you!! What's up with that?!!

  5. Agnija, you're absolutely right. Now I have to revise my poem to fit that in.