On a road less traveled

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona

On a road less traveled
I took my trusty bike,
Hoping that I’d see a snake
Or something else I like.
But that road less traveled
Made both my tires go flat,
So I sat beside the road
And fiddled with my hat.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 18, 2017, in Arizona, light verse, Midweek Motif, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sky Watch Friday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. This looks like that long lonesome highway that the cowboys used to sing about. Darn the luck about the flat tires.

  2. Haha. And yet both literally and figuratively, the fiddling suggests it’s time to try something else. Otherwise we’re all “Waiting for Godot.”

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Life being what it is, sometimes all we can do is wait for the elusive Godot.

      On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 4:43 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. LOL, I love it! Cackling.

  4. A lonely stretch of space that invites inner thoughts to dance. Beautiful.

  5. such lovely scenery – I love the tall cactuses.

  6. That’s a beautiful open road desert shot. LOL, love the poem!

  7. Great sky shot with the meandering road and puffy clouds ~ thanks for visiting my blog and commenting

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ^_^

  8. Your poem gave a needed chuckle.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Glad I could help! 🙂

      On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. Tranquil shot captured

  10. Oh… magnifica immagine !!!!

  11. Well, maybe while you’re fiddling with your hat a snake will show up! A fun read.

  12. Nice take off on Frost! Love the humor in it.

  13. As a teenager I often had a long walk home by being a little too adventurous and puncturing a tyre. Mind you, in the desert you could wrap a handy snake around the rim to help you to get back!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Now, that’s a novel use for a snake!

      On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 5:37 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. Curiously all native species animals (including snakes) are protected in Australia, So I haven’t tried a snake tire here (or anywhere in fact).

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It was a quirky idea, anyway. 🙂

      On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 6:28 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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