(Anapestic trimeter, in the vein of Edward Lear) On June 19, 2007, an official presentation took place of the document "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road," published by the Pontifical Council concerning self-control when stuck in traffic. Now Driving can be an ordeal; lord knows there are nuts on the road. Do Papal decrees at the wheel ensure that you'll reach your abode? I'll gladly admit I've been frightened and said, "holy mother!" at times, but don't see truck drivers enlightened by making road rules holy crimes. I can't find good sense in all this; the Pope's deemed bad driving a sin. If God wants to gorge the abyss cartels are the place to begin. Mr. Hagerman is a retired Vietnam Veteran, with a college education. He’s been published in Cowboy Poetry Magazine, site anthologies, and currently has a poem in Neologism Poetry Journal. He has been writing poetry for many years and does not limit his art to any particular form, or type. Stephen is currently living in the Great Northwest, he has been accused of having a self-confidence and wit that can be unnerving.