Cruisin’ the Town, Lookin’ for a Light

Leave it up to Mick and the boys – they do have a way with words.

But they are right you know – we do spend an inordinate amount of time looking for and struggling to acquire what we think we want.

Inevitably, however, once we grasp the golden chalice, the allure fades and we move on…
…to the next thing or situation we think we must have.

And often, what we think we want turns out to be a curse, and that which we have needed all along has been patiently waiting in the wings.

Some of us figure it out and some of us do not.

But regardless, the search goes on…

The Search

Cruisin’ the town,

Lookin’ for a light,

            a rock, a roll, a reason I might

Feel the rhyme or find the way,

            listen to lies and try to say,

“I love you” when love is not the thing

            that wanders the streets and waits to sing

            the empty words of the same old song

            that leaves a trail, dark and long,

Winding back to the sultry night,

            as the players continue their furious plight –

Cruisin’ the town,

Lookin’ for a light,

            a rock, a roll, a reason they might

Feel the rhyme and find the way,

Back to the words

            they need to say.

 Pam Avery…August, 1994.


About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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2 Responses to Cruisin’ the Town, Lookin’ for a Light

  1. says:

    I like your poem, Pam, and enjoyed Mick and the guys.




  2. Why thank you Jean…Mick does know how to keep on rockin’

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