Driving is the act of making a car go from point A to point B without the act of pushing. Driving can be enjoyable, yet many people to not find it such. If you find driving to be boring I suggest: listing to decent music, braking hard at random times and making an effort to flick off as many people as possible. If you find yourself stuck behind a slow driver, gently nudge them to let them know that you wish to proceed at a faster pace. Also don't forget "The horn is your friend."

while driving
and laughing and talking with my love
and giggling at the girls behind us who were
reading my bumper stickers and laughing too.

while driving
in the mirth and joy and peace
i saw, for a moment, a thing
that killed that glow, and made me pause.

while driving
i swerved slightly on the road, love.
i don't know if you noticed. but i was
avoiding hitting a thing.

while driving,
i swerved as not to hit...
a headless baby doll lying
there, lost there, in the road.

while driving
i stopped and briefly paused.
this sobered me a bit, and made me sad.
this doll there...

it's a thing made to bring joy and comfort and laughs and cuddles.
but its time for that is over now.
even dead things live in their own ways.
but this one was dead now even unto itself.

no more mirth and joy and peace
would this small lifeless bit of plastic bring to anyone, now.

and i felt guilty for a moment.
like i'd stolen these emotions
and taken them unto myself
and it was i who left the doll there dead
as i drove off with its life


while driving.

Driv"ing, a.


Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.


Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.

Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive. -- Driving box Locomotive, the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of Locomotive. -- Driving note Mus., a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through. -- Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. [Eng.] Weale. -- Driving wheel Mach., a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.


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Driv"ing, n.


The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.


Tendency; drift.



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