The Absence of Tread

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A worn-out tire, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

The absence of tread
Is nothing to fear—
Just keep on rolling,
You’ll get there, my dear!
The way may be long,
The road may be rough,
But you and the tire
Are tougher than tough.
Not even danger
Can make you stay home,
Just like a mustang
You’re willing to roam.
So keep on rolling,
You’ll get there, it’s clear—
The absence of tread
Is nothing to fear!

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Absence”

Posted on July 13, 2016, in Arizona, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Yuma, Yuma Conservation Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Love the optimism in your verse 😀
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,

  2. Inner tread is what counts – and that is very present here..long may you keep on rolling

  3. Like the metaphor here…

  4. you have to be tough to keep going even when “treadless”
    Great wisdom for days of drought

  5. inspiring…& love the image of roaming mustang…

  6. That was a great laugh.

  7. Oh this was fun and inspiring….certainly charged my tread! And it felt like a wonderful Dr. Seuss poem rolling off my tongue!

  8. Brother Ollie

    sweet poem teach

  9. Haha! It may not be true of cars, but people definitely have more ability to GET UP & GO than we might think. LOVE.

  10. Came in expecting haiku, got quatrains. just as much fun reading

    Good Wednesday

    much love…

  11. Well, this poem definitely speaks to me today! Smiles. I love it. That is one sorry tire!

  12. Yes, keep rolling … tread the deeper path with a strong commitment and steadfastness. Fantastic !

  13. This made me smile! Sometimes we just have to keep moving on and hope for the best!

  14. Keep on rollin’ even when the tread is gone, on a flat tire I will ride…it’s all about not giving up..

  15. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Wow! That’s a lot of absence, judging by the great photo. But I love the metaphor.

  16. Ha…ever tried driving on bald tyres?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I have! In snow! (When I lived in snow country.) And it’s a trip!

      On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:41 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  17. I really enjoyed your rhyme! Clever and amusing with some wisdom thrown in.

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