Monday, April 7, 2014


              The Fast-track

'Tis said the way to get ahead
Is to get on the fast track.
Full steam ahead is what they used
To say when I was growing up way back.

Now is a fast track like the ponies race?
Or is it when the mommies chase to
Catch their progeny down the garden path,
Shouting. "Just you wait 'til I catch you!?"

Oh, no! The term simply indicates
That young persons cannot wait
To take a whirl
And make their mark in the business world.

Have you ever taken the fast track
and where did it lead?
Happiness -success-a great life?
Or were you just happy to stop and sit back?


Melanie said...

Just dropping by to see your posts. Loving your poems, Ruby. Thanks for stopping over at my blog, Celtic Connexions.

Grammy said...

HI, Melanie! You're welcome. I, too, have Celtic connections. My ancestors, the Campbells (I was born a Campbell) came over from Scotland several generations ago.

Shailaja V said...

Oh I am the stop and sit-back type all the way :D I do believe in Carpe Diem, but not at the cost of my own happiness and comfort. Lovely verse there, Grammy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)


A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

Grammy said...

Thank you, Shailaja!

Anonymous said...

Keep calm, sit back, roll with the punches....that's me.

Grammy said...

Yep! Me, too. :)

Kathy Skinner (Kat) said...

Love your poems; read a few while visiting:) Thanks for visiting me! WOW! 81 and blogging! You are amazing!!!

Grammy said...

Thanks. I also write fiction (not to be boasting -much- you understand :).

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Hi, visiting from the A-Z :) Love the poem - when I was younger I was always in the fast lane, now I'm 50 I definitely prefer the middle lane!
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe