Our mothers tell us to slow down
but when she turns her back we speed up.
We rush down the road
and ignore all of the attractions.
At times we become tired
but still we forge ahead.
Without heading to mother’s directions
we might miss something.
When we take this road fast
we don’t fully see all of the possiblities.
When we speed
we run the risk of crashing.
Instead of reading each sign carefully
we follow the path we think is correct.
We rely on our Google Maps and Mapquest
without realizing that they only give the shortest route.
We always choose the short route when really
the longer route might bring more pleasure.
In those times when we become lost
we bang our head against the steering wheel and curse.
We forget that Momma said to enjoy the adventure
and that Poppa said maps take the fun out.
Our mothers and fathers tell us to slow down
but instead we speed down this highway.