Saturday, February 23, 2008

Humming Wheels

The hum of wheels on the highway
Never ceases
As I sit and watch the commerce of
The nation.

Endlessly the strings of eighteen-wheelers
Roll by.
Covered with tarps, I guess at the loads
They carry.

Some are hauling cattle or other types
Of stock
And some are hauling containers filled
With televisions.

One a moment ago was a tanker full
Of milk
And now I see a reefer rig hauling
Ice cream.

They are filled with parts for cars or
Cars themselves
There's loads of gravel and rock for
The roads.

I see parts for the giant windmills rising on
The Plains
And oilfield parts and things that I
Can't explain.

Loads of corn and food and
Even fuel
To keep them rolling ever more across
This land.

The commerce of the nation is carried on
Those wheels
That never cease their rolling down
The highway.

Thank a truck driver the next time you see one.


CDO said...

Thanks to all of those who are getting it done. Just as long as they dont have that small extra load of drugs that seems to be more prevalent every day.


Plowing and Sowing said...

It is amazing how much product on the highway is connected to the American farmer.

Sandy Kessler said...

absolutely - daughter of a farmer

WomanHonorThyself said...

Thank a trucker..will do!:)

Robert said...

now that's one I can relate to easily...:)))

Teeny Poet said...

Thanks again all you truckdrivers that should be paid more. lol

WomanHonorThyself said...

I wrote a poem today as well..u may like it PP!