Monday, April 10, 2017

PAD Day 10: The Traveler

Today's dual prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: (1) write a "travel" poem, and (2) write a "portrait" poem about someone important to you. I seem to be in a light verse mood lately, so I don't know how deep or insightful this is (plus it's been a busy day, and I really didn't have time for something profound), but here goes:


My traveling companion
reads all the brochures.
seeking out vacations
on exotic shores.

My traveling companion
likes to go on the road.
Pack the car to the roof,
phone in GPS mode.

My traveling companion
wants to see the world,
so we head to the airport,
into sky we are hurled.

My traveling companion
loves to take in each sight -
we've seen the Grand Canyon
and strolled Paris at night.

My traveling companion
just can't stay in one place,
loves the whirlwind tour -
me? a leisurely pace.

My traveling companion
always knows where we're bound.
Forty-plus years married -
we've sure got around.

My traveling companion -
wanderlust's in her blood.
If it wasn't for her,
I'd be stick-in-the-mud.

1 comment:

Vince Gotera said...

Bruce, nothing wrong with light verse. My portrait/travel poem today was very heavy. I suppose I should do a light poem tomorrow but we write what we have to write, don't we. Enjoyed this poem very much. Thank you!