Contact Us    
Idiot Savant: A Young Man's Journey

A poem.

by S.E. Shepherd
September 26, 2004

Bookmark and Share

Idiot Savant: A Young Man's Journey_S.E. Shepherd-A Poem
My old man told me long ago,
That I was special, I was gonna go far.
So I packed up all my bags,
And headed down the open road.
The first car that stopped for me
Was a brightly colored van,
With a hippie named Fred,
And a dog named Charlie.
Charlie had told his name to Fred in a dream.
Fred tried to tell me about life
He spoke about love, he told me about carmel,
I asked if I could have bite,
And he left me on the open road.
The next car that stopped for me
Had a pretty young girl.
She said her name was Summer,
But she looked like Autumn.
She was headed out West to become a star.
She laughed and said I was sweet,
She talked about love, I told her about carmel.
She said I was not too bright,
So I left her on the open road.
The station wagon passed me by,
A family stared at me,
A father and a mother
And a couple of children,
They were on vacation, escaping city life.
I guess they were all right,
They had plenty of food; and maybe some carmel.
I watched with the stars all night,
As I headed down the road.
After one week, I got too far,
I took a look around and knew
I couldn’t get much further.
I met a motorcycle man,
Who said his name was Stan, and he gave me a ride.
Stan stopped at a bus stop,
He dropped me off, and wished me luck.
I called and talked to my dad,
He said it was time to come home.
Before I boarded the bus,
I got myself food, and a little bit of carmel.
I knew my dad was right;
It was time to come home.

Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*

Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.

Please type the letters you see above.


Bookmark and Share

Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
Idiot Savant: A Young Man's Journey
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by S.E. Shepherd
The Spill
To William Carlos Williams
by S.E. Shepherd, 7/1/09
A Canadian Odd Couple
Alanis Morissette and the Barenaked Ladies in concert.
by S.E. Shepherd, 8/3/04
Pimby Gets A Job
Short Story
by S.E. Shepherd, 7/27/04
Okay, I Will
Forming a real 'grassroots' party.
by S.E. Shepherd, 6/5/04
The Insurance Company that Killed Don Quixote
Terry Gilliam’s doomed film documented by 'Lost in La Mancha'
by S.E. Shepherd, 2/20/04
S’mores® Are Less
Hershey tries to cash in on campfire favorite.
by S.E. Shepherd, 1/16/04
The Con Is On (Again)
Comparing the classic caper movies with their modern remakes.
by S.E. Shepherd, 12/6/03
» Complete List (46)

Recently Published
View Article The Cross is Our Ground Zero
Why the cross is the crux of our faith
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/17/21
A Score Recalled
Remembering September 11th twenty years later
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/10/21
A Symphony Heard Around the World
Remembering September 2, 1945
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/3/21
We Cry for Justice
Uniting Christ followers in a biblical cause
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/27/21
When Life Becomes a Maze
How to respond to the headlines
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/20/21
Twelve Steps
What it takes to walk free
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/13/21
But Wait! There's More!
Ron Popeil's death prompts thoughts of eternal life
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/6/21

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.

RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?

Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2021 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top