We Didn’t Start the Fire

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Denise was in her car on Highway 30 when she heard sirens.  Looking in her review mirror she saw a police car coming up behind her.  She slowed, turned her radio down and started to get ready to pull over.  She knew what she had done.  You see her favorite song came on and she was lost in the music not paying attention like she should.  Denise had a propensity to speed.  And when she got lost in music, especially a fast song, she went faster.  It is just the way she was wired.

The officer wrote out her ticket for 65 mph in a 55 mph zone, he cut off the extra 4 mph she was really going, taking the ticket down a tier in dollar value.  She thanked the officer (he was just doing his job) and slowly went on her way.  She would have some explaining to do tonight at dinner when her husband asked how her day had been.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – propensity

You and I

How fast or slow we go

Has got to be up to me

This is a decision

I don’t take lightly

For my heart in your hands

Must be handled with care

I know how fragile it is

Giving my love to share

So no speeding past

What I can handle

Treat me with the care

Of a burning candle

Left alone it can set

The whole place on fire

But held tight it can be

A gentle light to inspire

 

Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) – speed