Contributed by MARCIA PHILBRICK.

The Call of the Road

Oh, the luring road, the shining road
As it dips over the horizon's rim
It seems to say "I'll lead the way"
Till we reach the ocean's brim.

I love the thrill of the lift over the hill
And the sweep of the downward glide
To the valleys deep where rivers sweep
Under the bridges wide.

When the sun sinks low in a golden glow,
Then I long to drop the load
Of all life's care and free as air
Speed down the shining road.

Oh, the luring road, the shining road
Till with age my eyes grow dim
I will long to go where you lure me so,
As you dip o'er the horizons rim.

~Josephine Winifred Hammond Crawford

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