Keep on Trucking.

Mikey. By Mikey., 15th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3ohm3aii/
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The life of a long distance trucker,Sounds romantic getting to all these places and meeting the local girls,But thats only a myth,All you see is tarmacadam for mile after mile.

Keep on Trucking.

The life of a trucker is crazy no doubt.
But then its no job for the sane.
Up at all hours and out on the road.
And tying up big loads in the rain.

All day long you trundle along.
With the old radio tinkling away.
For mile after mile you rock side to side.
And bounce up and down on your chair.

At last you can see a stop up ahead.
With a big sign saying BIG MAS CAFE.
You park up the rig and walk to the bar.
And ask them for something to eat.

A wrinkled old one whose at least 91.
Comes over to see what you'll eat.
A big steak and eggs French fries and Brown bread.
Washed down with a gallon of beer.

Then back on the road after checking your load.
You will drive all night long at your ease.
In the grey morning light the end is in sight.
At last you can rest and get sleep.

You don't have to be crazy to be a trucker.
But it helps i can tell you.lol.

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Eggs, Food, Road Trip, Rocking, Speed, Steak, Traffic, Truck Stop

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Hi My name is Mikey,I love nature and the natural world,and i believe every person of any color race religion or creed has the wright to live in peace.And be treated with respect and dignity.

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author avatar Denise O
16th Mar 2012 (#)

I have known many of friends that have driven trucks for a living and you are so right, it is not as fun as most think and yes, most of them are a bit crazy.LOL
Nice one Mikey, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Some jobs look attractive from the outside but all end up as just the same! Thanks, Mikey - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Driving trucks and making deadlines on today's crazy roads is such hard work..You captured this so well Mikey in your poem..

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author avatar Buzz
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Lovely Songbird says that for me, Mikey. Thanks.. You're a humorous friend. lol

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Mar 2012 (#)

It's one of the toughest jobs in the world. No wonder half opf them are loaded up on speed. Great poetry, Mikey.

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks Denice,Glad you enjoyed it.

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Thank you Siva. One should not judge the book by the cover.lol.

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Very dangerous one could go to sleep on those long boring drives.
Ta Bev.

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Buzz. Driving is no fun no more.

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Steve,I am sure they need something to keep them going.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Mar 2012 (#)

very interesting to read Mikey..and I am sure the truckers will keep on trucking and we will keep on going...

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Shure hope they do or we are all going to be very hungry,Thanks Cn.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Keep trucking! Loved this!

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Ta christine, they are a very important group.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Wonderful poem describing a trucker's ordeal.

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author avatar Mikey.
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Rhatna,

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author avatar Delicia Powers
17th Mar 2012 (#)

love the reality of your poems Mikey nicely done... thank you

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author avatar richardpeeej
17th Mar 2012 (#)

It can't be easy on the road these days. It is everyone who are crazy and never yourself...lol ;-) thank you for sharing and telling us all a little about what you do Mikey...

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author avatar Mikey.
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you too Delicia.

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author avatar Mikey.
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks Richard,Its a tough thankless badly paid job.

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author avatar Denise Larkin
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Wonderful poetry.

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author avatar Mikey.
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks Denice, delighted to hear from you.

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author avatar Milly
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Oh how appropriately ascribed; I know because I was once married to a Trucker. Very well done Mikey; and so glad meet you.

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author avatar Mikey.
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Milly nice to meet you too and thanks very much.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Mar 2012 (#)

A great and insightful read, which looks past the romanticism of the job as portrayed in movies like Smokey And The Bandit, immortalized by actor Burt Reynolds etc.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
19th Mar 2012 (#)

I once drove an army truck for a 100 miles. Excellent post Mikey

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author avatar Mikey.
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Ta Tran,A lot of jobs may look romantic but reality tells a different story.

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author avatar Mikey.
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Madan thanks very much,Driving for a living is no fun,What with timetables etc.

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
19th Mar 2012 (#)

truck drivers are lovers of country music.... nice poem my friend

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author avatar Mikey.
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Yes they are cowboy thank you very much.

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author avatar Melissa D. Ing
23rd Mar 2012 (#)

Loved it Mikey! Keep on 'truckin my friend.

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author avatar Mikey.
23rd Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Melissa,Thank you very much.

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author avatar ppruel
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Interesting share. I liked your descriptions based from what a trucker's experienced. Thanks dude.

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author avatar Mikey.
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi pp,thanks very much.

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author avatar jennyreeve
8th Apr 2012 (#)

I do admire the `truckers, they work long hours and need regular breaks in their journeys. Well said.

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author avatar Mikey.
8th Apr 2012 (#)

Hi Jenny,Ta very much.

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author avatar Shaunak
31st May 2012 (#)

Captured the life of a trucker beautifully

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