It's slippery when wet on roadway Steer wisely to negotiate on roadway You must watch for falling rocks And avoid steel plate on roadway When destination is unknown, take a detour Visit and stay at any hamlet on roadway Life is one way exit only towards a single end There's no escape, no other outlet on roadway The naysayers may say, "no entry here" Don't let hope abate and deflate on roadway There may be blind corner ahead and "mirage" on the pathway But continue to create, relate and elate on roadway.
Poem notes: The idea for this poem came while I was waiting in a construction zone and saw the sign steel plate on roadway. All the italicize words are actual road signs I encountered during my commute. Refer to this poets.org article if you want to read up on the poetry form ghazal.
(NaPoWriMo 2013 Day 4)