Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Truckies' Memorial






THE TRUCKIES' MEMORIAL


We passed it on a busy road, a sort of wayside shrine,
With all the names engraved on it..... sadly, line after line.
Truck-drivers names from down the years, killed while plying their trade.
A sad and mournful  litany, a sorrowful cavalcade.
Maybe we should spare a glance when we see a passing truck,
And whisper underneath our breath 'Mind how you go! Good luck!'
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A very different memorial here:
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/01/271-black.html

See tomorrow's blog for  a medical joke.

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thats a very sad sight to see!

J Bar said...

Tragic. I've never seen anything like his before.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jenn said...

The plight of the truck drivers who spend most of their time on the road. They do deserve our prayers and how sweet to put up a memorial for them.

sunnymama said...

This is sad but it looks a peaceful place.

Indrani said...

That is really sad.
I too, have never seen anything like this before.

Sylvia K said...

That's very moving! I've never seen a memorial like that and I think it's wonderful! Thanks for a great post! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

g said...

I think it's wonderful they have this memorial. And what a great response to Carmi's "on the road" theme.

Carmi said...

This is a powerful reminder that the road takes as well. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, sobering message. You have such a way of taking Thematic themes and making them your own.

ksdoolittle said...

What a wonderful memorial! I had no idea it existed, but am very touched. Thank you so much for sharing. ~ks

Ann said...

Road tolls are often forgotten after a few years.

Good that you have a plague for the truckies.

gorgeous nelly said...

So sad to hear that.

Happy PH, mine is posted here.

Have a great weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

An amazing little corner of the world! Beautifully presented!

Mariposa said...

Sad. My prayer goes for them all. I'm very touched.

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Surfie said...

Wow, that certainly is an unusual one! It's very beautiful too, but there are so many names. :(

Bonggamom said...

Nice verse, and nice, touching take on the theme.

My photohunt post is up

Marites said...

My father was a truck driver for years and this memorial somehow touches a chord. It's a beautiful memorial. Nice take on our theme. have a nice weekend!

Maya said...

Good take for the theme. I am always amazed at all of the different types of memorials you can find in Australia.