by Pride Transport | Sep 05, 2020
Warriors of the Open Road, an Ode
Who can resist its siren call
This lonesome open road.
It causes many a heart to fall
And shuttle the needed load.
Few can deny it’s mesmeric reach
A life of free form motility
With many a lesson left to teach
Of life’s sweet joy and fragility.
Who can avoid its winsome pull
The longing for that life
Where passion and purpose never lull
Amidst the highway’s strife.
Who are these drivers on ribboned highways
These warriors tested and brave
Carrying our needs on backroad and byways
Living adventures all of us crave.
These men, these women, traversing the night
Fulfilling a curtained necessity
Powered by engines of unspeakable might
Forging an indelible legacy.
They move through traffic, outface weather
Accepting conditions unmerciful
To keep our nation growing together
Their worth is incontrovertible.
With pet pooch loyally by their side
Or most often going it alone
Each task is accomplished with silent pride
Then quietly they head back home.
This nation of wants and gimme and needs
With open palms demanding
Are indebted to these warriors breeds
With courage and skill outstanding.
So when you scan your grocer’s shelf
And seize your day’s desire
Or grab some medicine for your health
give thought to what transpired.
From whence came these precious goods
And by whom were they conveyed
To this grocery in your neighborhood
with never doubt or delay.
Who are these angels, nameless but true
Tirelessly running the roads
Bringing goods from somewhere to you
Thankless their labors bestowed.
Who are they? They’re drivers
Keeping us all supplied.
Through night and day, they’re fliers
So you’ll never be denied.
Give them thought, now and then
For all the good they’ve brought
Sing praise of these women and men
Lest someday they are forgot.
Undaunted they will charge ahead
Living life by their code
Going where most dare not tread
These warriors of the road.