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Yellow Caution

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-07-1999 01:48 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Like standing at a crosswalk
And staring at the lights..
One says, Go Straight, one says, Go left-
The otherís pointing right.
I find that mass confusion-
Runs rampant all around
And leaves me in the maelstrom,
Not knowing where Iím bound.
Red light means ďCome to a haltĒ.
Green means go ahead-
Iíve found the yellow caution light
To be the one I dread.
On green a man is fairly safe,
He does not fear to go...
In stopping, thereís protection
From oncoming cars I know.
The yellow oneís the one I fear...
With itís myopic stare-
It seems to mockingly exclaim-
Press onward.... if you dare!
I hate those yellow signals-
For I know what theyíre about...
They never seems decisive
But indicate much doubt.
It seems my lifeís whole journey
Whether wrong or right-
Has been a long procession
Of those yellow caution lights.

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Martie
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I know what you mean Gunslinger--green and red are so sure, the questionable yellow....well, wait--even if your late.
 
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