A Poetryman Ditty

Road Taken

I thought I'd write a poem so everyone could see

What a silly, silly man, I have have grown to be.

I've pissed away my savings and thrown my assets in the sea

Now I want to travel but can go only if its free.

Once more to see the sights is a worthy goal

before my time to be expires or illness takes it toll.

To find the means to meet my wants and fulfill my bucket list

would be cause for me to smile and make my eyes to mist.

It's said the world is there to view on the Internet instead

if only that would satisfy, my hunger would be fed.

I have the want to touch and feel, in person, one might say

as no substitute for real exists, no matter what you pay.

Each day that passes while I whine is surely wasted time

losing opportunities as I compose this rhyme.

Perhaps to stand on a corner with my hand held out

Eventually to make my gains but taking years without a doubt.

Make lots of money faster, that is what I need

A gentle lie, a look of pain, a claim of mouths to feed.

I could fool them into thinking that I am destitute

so to hasten my worldly bon voyage they should contribute.

I suppose its time to come to grips with the reality

that no matter what I try, its just not meant to be.

So unwillingly I stay at home to find some bliss therein,

solice in the memories of those places where I've been.

"Perchance to dream" the famed bard he once wrote,

and "I'll be back" from Arnold I will also quote

good words for life, goals to follow 'til the end

A dream journey to anywhere I want until I begin again.


PS......I'll send a postcard to all signed... "wish you were here".

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Thanks for listening dear erthfrend.

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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

I sure know the feeling! Thats why I try to find happiness in the simple things and keep my eyes open to everything. Beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing : )

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Thanks Dave. I really like your work too. Keep writing.

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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

You have a good poetic rhythm. Nicely done

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Al, your review reflects the reading habits of someone with unquestionably good taste and great intelligence so I will approve your comments but in the future, a simple "WOW" will do. :)

Thanks so much.

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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Hang in there, Bro...

I´m sure something will come up! In the meantime, I take the opportunity to praise this piece of poetry that bespeaks of unfulfilled desires but with certainty on their heels. I enjoyed the way you penned this! Rated up and funny!

Warmest hugs and infinite heavenly blessings,


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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Vladimir, My journey is yet to be completed but I intend to let everyone know what the final destination is like. Thank you for your kind remarks.

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

I like your footprints also. Where did you go?

...and don't worry, it is killer...

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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

I once met and got to know a homeless guy who had given everything he owned away to what he said were 'needy people' that needed a break. He showed me a pile of papers that looked worse for wear and told me that if he knew what to do with them; he would probably give them away; but had promised his dying father not to fritter them away. The papers were UK stock scrip issued by blue chip companies with names like Shell, Britanica, Norwich Union and alike.

The collective value was more than half a million pounds; which he put into a trust and that allowed him to continue to be 'free' to continue his ways with less weight in his dufflebag....

Sorry, I was just going to tell you what an excellent peice of verse you had written. Thanks for sharing it BB.

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Loved your poem and it looks like many of us RELATE to this. Thanks for sharing. I think many of us say we wouldn't mind winning the lotto but trust me, life gets much more complicated with Lots of money. I will take the simple life over wealth any day. I wouldn't mind not living check to check though.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Anginwu, thank you for your very kind words.

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anglnwu 6 years ago

Someone said that she has learned not to expect too much from life. Enjoyed reading this poem and can't help but nod at places where truth rings clear. You've bare your soul and i'm sure you'll find some kindred spirits out there. Thanks.

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KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

Enjoyed this thoroughly! Glad to find your work...KF

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Can't help but wonder did you piss away your savings and through your assets in the sea or did they magically "glitch" away with the financial crisis at the end of '07? Mine went "poof" and a big negative figure showed up; needless to say, I'm still awaiting that "poof" to come back positive. Regardless to what actually happened to yours; much success to you on your journey... :)

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Bail Up ! 6 years ago

Great poem and so true for many of us. We have lived high on the hog. Today we hold the memories of past, hoping for that lucky lotto ticket that will free us once again.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, ha ha this is so true! I spend all my time planning and never get anywhere! loved it cheers nell

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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

There are an abundance of great things to do and beautiful places to see that cost absolutely nothing............ two of them are quite easy to locate............ sunrises and sunsets............ sit back and enjoy! This was great! kaie

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suny51 6 years ago

Yes I can smell the smoke burning bush,though you will never come and make a complaint I know.

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Victoria West 6 years ago from Toronto

Nice poem!

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

VagabondE - No one could be as lucky as that woman. I wouldn't play poker with her. Thanks for your thoughts.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Thank you Saddlerider. Your comments are always spot on. Live long and peace to you.

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VagabondE 6 years ago from Hitting the road again

If we were as lucky as that woman in Texas who won the lottery not once but 4 times. Perhaps she needs a travel partner.:)

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I know just how you feel all dressed up and no where to go because the money is slim pickens. I laugh at a friend of mine who won $876,000.00 on a progressive one arm bandit down south. He parlayed that money with the help of a live in partner and now they both are at retirement age and all they do is plan cruises and trips all over the world. He was a poor male nurse before he won his million bucks, go figure. I wish you prosperity and hopefully it comes sooner to you than later. Have a good trip. Peace

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