Itty Bitty Ditty

Ditty Too

I am totally impressed and just a bit amazed

It would not be a great exaggeration to say that I was dazed

By the opinions from all the hubbers who commentary gave

In support of my first ditty's petty rants and rave.

I guess that I just wanted for the world to know

Of all my pent-up disappointment when I found I couldn't go

Take that final spin to points on earth because I lacked the means

Something that I have not done since I was in my teens.

So I write this little ditty to thank those many few

Who expressed their views in ditty one and now read ditty two.

You gave me pause to plan anew and that is what I've done

An older van I did buy to fix up and to run.

To be the vessel I command on roads I've not yet been

May take quite a bit of time due condition that its in.

It needs so many things for sure, safety is the key

But I resolve to make it work, to see it roadworthy.

Off I will go to see our land's amber waves of grain,

Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, hope it doesn't rain.

We will visit the Grand Canyon before it fades from sight

As it slowly fills of crap, the result of human blight.

Sorry for the commentary, I do tend to digress

When confronted with an eco loss, no cleaning of the mess.

I now revert once more to my story of the van,

A redo with great purpose, for my survey of the land.

It may be six months or more to make my craft into a home

But its worth whatever time it takes because I need to roam.

So once again I say thanks to all of you

For giving me the benefit of your advice so true.

It means a lot that people care especially when I'm down

And even more when you're aware that I am such a clown.


If you are alone, does that make you the smartest guy in the room?

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burning bush 5 years ago Author

Sun girl - thank you for the kind comments. Much appreciated.

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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Interesting article which is well shared.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

James, thanks for the note of appreciation. I will ditty-on. Cindy, I like your work too. Nothing wrong with seeing the world from a different perspective. Its a sign of intelligence. Thank you for checking in.

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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Great! Love the title!

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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I diggin this ditty. Thanks for sharing your heart and brain with us here today. It is very good!

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Erthfrend, thanks for ready diity one and two. Just my way of venting when I hit an obstruction. Life passes by without you if not careful. I am really glad you came by. I appreciate your sharing with me.

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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

Wonderful! When there is a will, there is a way!!

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Twins! You are right... I can't tell you apart. I am glad you are here though. Your commentary is greatly appreciated.

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Hi burning bush-Ok, this is embarrassing but the gal up above is my identical twin and I forget to sign her out, so what Healing Touch said is really from me. OOPS! Anyway, I am off now to read ditty one:)Oh, and another confession, Laura's fan mail you get was from me as I thought you were just starting to follow me. Again, I forget to sign Healing Touch out at the time (sis). I will let her know the error of my ways. :(

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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Missed the first ditty but sure like ditty two. I am hoping your van keeps you safe but hey, life is always full of risk. Way to go on going on your journey.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Love Dr. Seuss. Adult themes in a child's world. Thanks for reading KatieM2... you commentary is greatly appreciated.

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sounds like you'll be headed out on a hope and lots of PRAYER! Very nice and well written I enjoyed reading your work. I missed the first ditty will go back and read it... I must say this gave me a bit of Dr. Suess recall, that's a compliment!

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

OH, I have lots of doubt. Thanks for the advice Winsome, but my real problem will be getting the van to float its way to Papua New Guinea... then I'll worry about the rocks.

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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Mensa material without a doubt. If you're going to take that van to Papua New Guinea you will need proper suspension, I hear the rocks tear everything but a Land Cruiser into pieces. Should work for the Yucatan though. Happy trails. =:)

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