On the Long Road Home…Just South of Arches National Park

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 18th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We are off, dreaming west from Colorado, taking the long road home. As we traveled over hill and dale, through the red rock country, just down from the spine of the Rockies, I just couldn’t help, but thinking of another ride I made with a New York girl years ago, and this is the story of that trail home.

On the Long Road Home…Just South of Arches National Park


On the Long Road Home…Just South of Arches National Park

Another red rock scene
Comes closer into view
in what seems
a never ending stretch
of towering spirals,
painted peaks,
and arched gateways.

I Turn to My Passenger


I turn to my passenger
sitting next to me,
my blue eyes bursting
at the seems
with excitement,
my heart filled
to the very brim
with the beauty
of this country,
my state,
rolling by outside
just an inch away.

Can't You Just Feel it


“Can’t you just feel it"

I say.
But she doesn't move a muscle.
"The beauty of it all”
I say.
My voice filled with wonderment
for this red rock country,
for my home, my dream,

She Says Nothing



but she says nothing,
as if she is all consumed
inside her thoughts,
and she sees nothing
in our long ride home
through the red rocks.

She Just Sits There


No.
She just sits there,

Like a lump on a log
quietly looking out
the passenger window
with an empty face
and empty eyes
Lost for the want
of just one
of God’s
green trees…Tall
and leaving.


Words and photos by uTAH jAY

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Natural Beauty, Natural Resources, Nature, On The Road, Red Rock Country, Red Rocks, Travel, Travel Desination, Travelling

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Retired
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Very nice!

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author avatar Utah Jay
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Peter for all that you do for us on wikinut.

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author avatar Retired
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Should I start calling you a pro, Utah?

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author avatar Shamarie
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Awesome, Utah Jay!!!

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author avatar Retired
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Beautiful!

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author avatar Utah Jay
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks Jessica.

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author avatar Utah Jay
20th Mar 2015 (#)

I don't know David, what kind of pro are you thinking of. As I understand it a pro is anyone who gets paid for what they do which would make pros out of both us...Thanks for reading.

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author avatar Utah Jay
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks Shamarie

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author avatar Utah Jay
20th Mar 2015 (#)

And thanks to you Carmen.

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author avatar Kingwell
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Beautiful!

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