Dirt road leading to old farm home.

Dust On The Road Leading To Home

You can go anywhere from here. When you get there the same thing applies...anywhere.

But it's the going back, the turning around and returning to where it all began...that can be tricky.

I drove through my old neighborhood the other day. It wasn't really such a big thing. I drive through it often. The difference this time is, I stayed there for awhile. Well at least I tried to.

Like many people, I couldn't wait to get out of there. I had my eyes on bigger things, better places and the only reason I would come back was to gloat about my success.

I wanted to be a star. I wanted to sing and the world to listen. I wanted to smile and have the young girls scream.

Yes, I was a cocky kid with plans to take the world by storm. It stormed alright. Life rained on my parade. At least that's how I saw it. Nothing was my fault. I blamed everyone else.

The truth is, I just didn't try hard enough.

So, after all these years never really leaving home for any length of time, I found driving through the old neighborhood a real thrill. I didn't stop my car, but I left my heart along Schuyler Avenue somewhere between Price Street and Division.

I was driving the speed limit but dragging my feet.

I saw young Danny and Ricky, Frank and Bobby standing there in front of 440. I waved but they didn't wave back. I longed for Susan who lived up the street. She and Judy were the hot girls all the boys dreamed about. Even in my grown up imagination, she would still have no interest in me.

As I stopped at the end of the road, I glanced in my rear view mirror and could see the path I took in a hurry get nowhere.

It's not that I'm not happy with where I am today. I am extremely happy. Still, I tried to go back home and I realized I had come full circle as I began to clear "the dust on the road leading to home."

"I wish you enough!"
~ Bob Perks ~

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[ by: Bob Perks Copyright © 2009 (2believe@comcast.net) -- {used with permission} ]

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