Along the path where wheels are spun and
The morning hot, I am glad for blankets of
Cloud that hide the sun
Leaves scattered like splinters against the cement and
Like a child I step on them to hear their noise
A tree stands tall though dry
She is bound towards her base with plastic wrap
Here she holds like a mother of her young
Colourless flowers of plastic
In memory of a soul
Beside the highway as lives drive past
Someone had lost theirs
She is not dry for lack of water but
From sheding all her tears
Dearest Jen, when I drive past such places I do two things. 1. I slow down. 2. I say a silent prayer. This was such a special tribute to life, children and parents, too. This is why you found your place in the world, passing wisdom and love around. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Thank you so much and for offering a silent prayer to those who lost their lives. Our local councils at first weren’t happy about placing memorials such as these, but now they leave them. One place where I used to live even has a small tombstone in the nature strip. It is important for not only the families but as a reminder to those on the roads, that death can happen, to drive carefully. Hugs for your kind words. ❤️❤️
Jen, it causes me to really think and interesting about your council and it’s first reaction to think not good idea to have such simple memorials. We have them quite often, one in the corner of one of my daily paths. . . Peace to you. ♡
They said it would too much of a distraction to drivers, therefore causing more accidents..hugs xx
Sadly so, thank you for reading J ❤️
Wow; this is powerful. I always wonder about the story behind the memorial on the side of the road. So many tears. Beautiful.
Thank you so much darling, a constant reminder to those who drive to be careful. I’m sure if every family placed a tribute to their loved ones who passed from car accidents, there would be many more colourless flowers along our roads. Hugs. ❤️❤️
I slow down at these memorials, Jen. It’s so sad to see the lives lost on our roads, Beautiful testament to these souls xxxx
I don’t think there is anyone who can’t be touched by the sites that show the spot of death. Thank you darling. xx❤️
i always fee so sad when i see these –
I imagine we all do lovely. ❤️
I had this sense that you could have been talking about the past few days……I so got that sense of oppressive heat. Nicely captured Jen…
I am glad you got a sense of something ☺️ Thank you for reading mate.
I used to see these a lot in South America. Saying a silent prayer as Robin does is such a good idea. I always seem to say, automatically and silently, I am so sorry. Thank you for this post — such an eloquent reminder to think of those who have passed, with love.
I think we all have something that expresses our grief or sadness, we cannot drive past and not be affected. You are welcome darling, thank you for reading. ❤️
I too say a small “God bless their souls” and take it as an important reminder the care we must take on the roads.
Hugs and yes we must be, unfortunately there are those who don’t take heed and cause them too 😥