Poetry

As Far as the Car Would Take Us (End Rhyme Poem)

We went as far as the car would take us,

Hoping to get away from it all.

Away from the anger, away from the hate,

Everything they were destined to cause.

 

We went as far as the car would take us,

Looking for the grass that was green.

Driving away we hoped to forget

All that we had ever seen.

 

We went as far as the car would take us,

Praying it would be enough.

Some time, some space, was all we needed

To get through the times that were tough.

 

We went as far as the car would take us,

Over the peaking hill.

Down the road and down the slope…

A deer gave us our final bill.

 

We went as far as the car would take us,

Not realizing the journey’s end.

Far had we traveled and far we would stay,

With broken hearts that you couldn’t mend.

 

We went as far as the car would take us,

For which I deeply regret.

It’s hopeless to wish and fruitless to pray

That it was a dream we could just forget.

 

We went as far as the car would take us,

And that is all you can ask.

But please don’t dwell, and please don’t cry,

For the journey that was our last.

 

*Author’s Note: I wrote this piece as a submission for The First Line Literary Journal. The goal was to use the line given as the very first line in a story or poem. I decided to take it a step further and use that line for each stanza. Unfortunately, it wasn’t accepted, but I hope you enjoy it still the same! Happy Reading!

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