One For The Road

by Barbara Evelyn

I never saw a thirsty road except one that needed rain 
To flush debris away and make it clean again. 
I never saw a roadís mouth opening and closing 
As it grasped alcohol in a bottle or a glass. 
I never heard a road speak 
Warning you that that  drink would be your last. 
I never heard it say it caused you to take a life 
Or to create a catastrophe and caused a lot of strife. 
Thatís because a road is just a path, winding or short 
It can lead you safely home or to the destination 
That you should safely continue on 
So my friends try to be responsible 
Know that a road never needs a drink. 
So when you want to reach across that table or bar 
Donít share anything with the road.  Stop and just think. 
Call a designated driver or someone that you trust 
We will all appreciate it and no more lives will be carelessly lost. 

One For The Road by Barbara Evelyn

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