Country Ride

Courtney By Courtney, 15th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poem about taking a drive through the back roads.

Country Ride

Cruising down a windy road,
A good day for a drive,
Down a back road,
Down a California highway,
Just rolling down the coast.

Beautiful mountains,
Covered in the dry brown grass,
Watching the cows staring right at me,
While the other cars pass me by,
Such a beautiful day for a country ride.


Sometimes when I get stressed out and feel overwhelmed by life, I find the best thing I can do is take a drive down a back road and enjoy the scenery and the calmness. It helps me to relax and really think about things.

Than other days, I feel like driving for no reason at all. My number one choice is always out a back country road where life seems slower and I can feel more connected with myself.


Back Roads, Country Drive, Countryside, Creative Writing, Driving, Poetry

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author avatar Courtney
I am a college student with a strong interest in writing, healthcare, music, and education. I'm currently working in retail and enjoy several activities and hobbies ranging through several categories.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Aug 2014 (#)

I live in the country, every drive is a country drive, just going to work is a country drive.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
15th Aug 2014 (#)

I really envy you because of your especially asset to drive a car and enjoy anytime the scenery all around. I don't know the skill. I can only enjoy the same when invited by a son but not always. Keep up!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
15th Aug 2014 (#)

Interesting. I find books more relaxing than driving. Of course, I am afraid of getting pulled over by law enforcement. I only like to drive to get from point A to point B. I have no extra money for gas. But I am glad you can do something soothing you enjoy.

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author avatar Retired
15th Aug 2014 (#)

Nice. I know the 'escape' of getting out of the city or even the small country town.
Not to judge, but I think you should gather more material, more imagery and more thoughts, since this is something you still do, and maybe make this poem a little longer as time goes by.
Or not - - it's your poem.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
15th Aug 2014 (#)

I know what you mean. Sometimes I will take the long way around San Antonio and just enjoy the scenery!

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author avatar Retired
16th Aug 2014 (#)

Like Mark, we live out in the country. Just to sit outside on a sunny day, watching the birds, chipmunks and sometimes deer and fawns, and breathing in the fresh mountain air totally de-stresses me.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Aug 2014 (#)

For me it is just a walk around my area but it is crowded though - siva

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