Getting Back is Hard

Getting back is hard
If I would have known
Would never have left
No, not the trip to paradise
Though I do not know why
People call it so
Ocean, beaches and volcanoes
Two weeks, was it too short
That I itched to be on the road
On my return back home
No records of my ancestors
Did Ellis Island have
None did came
Lady Liberty gazing forlornly
On liberties lost
Solo sojourn
Driving unknown roads
Through the Catskills
And Adirondacks
Beautiful lakes beckoned
But my eyes were set
On the great lakes
Down the St. Lawrence
Did I cruise
Tried my skills
In a foreign language
Pardon my French
Peace Tower and Parliament Hill
Ninety minutes up and down
The smallest of the great lakes
Boat ride that left me chilled to the bones
I drove to the thundering falls
On my way back home
Via the Steel City
Twenty days have gone by
Not a single word did I write
Driving through Catskills
I had passed by the exit to
Rip Van Winkle Bridge
Just a quick passing glance
Seems to be enough
To put me into a
Twenty days trance
Before it becomes
Long twenty years
Better shape up
Lest I spiral down to
To the path of
Who cares

Trying to get back to blogging after my month long vacation to Hawaii and solo drive through north eastern USA and Canada.

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

6 thoughts on “Getting Back is Hard”

    1. Thank you.
      I am glad that by the grace of God ( and my wife’s timely action), I did not break any bones when I fell hiking the Koko Head Crater Trails in Honolulu. Otherwise it could have been a dead stop to my blog☺


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